Global Warming (Effetto Serra)


Do something small.
Yet scares you.

Something you hate doing, or
Don’t feel qualified to do, or
You feel you can’t do, or
Something uncomfortable.

It has to be small.
Not for attention
Oh no, it has to cause you to look down deep.
Something that will change you, ever so slightly.
It won’t kill you
You probably won’t even have to pay for it.
But it must cost you something (time, effort, pride, comfort, etc.)

Once you do that thing
Whatever it is
The world just shifted a little bit.
You’ve entered into something new.

Keep up the momentum
As you become inspired by what you’ve done
It will inspire others.
Spreading like a flame
Across the world.

World changing starts with self-changing.
Everyone wants to do one, because the other is too difficult.
It’s up to you to choose.



[Poem #36.  Image by Pix-Jockey via Compfight and a Creative Commons License.]


Author’s Postscript: This poem was inspired by The Flinch by Julien Smith.  I finished reading it a few days ago, such remarkable art, absolutely free.  You can download the Kindle app for your computer or mobile device for free and then download The Flinch.  It’s worth it. 🙂


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