So what happens when your stars fail
when the hate that you’ve sown takes the wind from your sails
will you swim or will you sink
learn and move beyond your mistakes or let it push you to the brink?
Will you give up or take it all in your stride,
buckle down and hold on, or go out with the tide
will we see you as ineffective, petty, biased, and weak
or will we see inner change and the strength to let go of that mean streak?
Because social change needs inner change, and each and every one of us has a role to play in working towards a better world.
This poem has been published at allpoetry.com