Spare Change

Spare change

“I am who I am, I cannot change” you say

You’re not alone I assure you

Only what’s inside you is what can cure you

I’m compelled to write these words for you and to you

People struggle with this notion every second of every day

Opening the mind is one of the greatest abilities of a human being

We must shed our structures of close minded obstruction

We must believe this contempt leads to our own destruction

Our mind should be aimed at ego reduction

This is the instinctual spiritual gift of seeing without seeing

A sugar coated confession may as well just be confections

An apology with no true remorse

No desire to change course

And given with harsh force

May as well just be kept inside with your other mentally deranged reflections

I’ve never believed that “when they know better they’ll do better” saying

People knowingly and consciously choose sin every second of every day

It’s the human flaw of free will, we were made this way

The goal is not to surrender to this fact in utter dismay

But to mutter honest remorse and a true desire to change in conversations called praying

I’ve never believed you can truly conquer hate by retaliation with even more hate

If the hate begins with just one

And then both begin to hate and shun

Then evil’s handiwork is truly done

Can we rather seek love in these moments and not seal our own fate?

You are who you are with the ability to change every second of every day

It’s our own ability to reach inside of us

To find God who constantly resides in us

Who wants to help us change in spite of us

Having the ability to open our minds and change ourselves is why God made us this way

Can you spare some change?

Joel Prickett 4/11/19

Published by Joel Prickett

I have a desire to help people with my writing whether through stories, poetry or personal contact. I’ve seen and been through a lot in my life and have learned the purpose of it is to help others

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