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What Can I Do

September 2, 2022
By Luthi3n GOLD, Doriath, Minnesota
Luthi3n GOLD, Doriath, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"A writer is a world trapped inside a person." —Victor Hugo

If I could give you this world

This world I see

Where a person can have everything

That they want and that they need


If I could give you this world

All the beauty surrounding me

All the privileges I have

That I fear that you're lacking


I walk through this world every day

Hardly spare it a glance anymore

But can I hold it in my hands

Long enough to hand it over?


What can I do to save you?

How can I make your world

A little closer to the one I see

That I wish we all could own?


I fear that I can't grasp this world

And give it over to you

I fear I'll only hold it tight

I don't know what I can do

The author's comments:

I know that the world I live in is a beautiful one, and that few people have all the blessings that I do. But what can I do—is there any way I can help to change that? I don't know, and that's why I wrote this poem.

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