Poetry, Prose and other thoughts

'Change the World for Good' or 'Consumer Controlled'

This poem was inspired by my early experiences with the Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council as well as conversations I had with someone on the council I respected a great deal at the time. If you need further information regarding the Indiana SILC council visit the Secretary's Chronicles you may also which to read Empowerment Hell or the lyrics to the song The Answer They're Not Gonna Send written June 8, 2007

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'Change the World for Good' or 'Consumer Controlled'

Read by Author Ramona Harvey

He said, 'Wed need a miracle to change the world for Good'
I wonder who has never tried
Because they never thought they could
Waiting for a miracle
Do we understand
Sometimes what is inside us
Just needs a helping hand
He said, 'We need a miracle to change the world for Good'
Wonder what would happen
If we all believed we could
Would we listen to the people
To find out what they need
And argue less of money
Or who should take the lead
The people need a miracle to change the world for Good
They would come and tell us
If they only could
Because theyre waiting for a miracle
And they do not understand
Why no one is here to help them
Who cares to lend a hand
The people need a miracle to change the world for Good
Its not that they never tried
Its that they never could
Because instead of being built up
The people were torn down
And those that should have helped them
Ignored their desperate sound
There are people out there
waiting to change the world for Good
And if they have the things they need
They are the ones who could.

Ramona Harvey
August, 24 2006

Again this poem was inspired by my experience with the Indiana SILC (ICOIL) - If you want to learn more about this council Visit the Secretary's Chronicles for more information. Dimenet is also a good resource for this and other disability related issues across the country. You may also find links to a few of the relevant dimenet postings at the onecandream dimenet archive. You may also use the visit ICOIL video archive.