Yesterday, my friend Max sent me a piece of music he’d written. Previously he’d asked me to write a poem that he would set to music. I was so grateful he switched the order — and gave me the chance to write to his incredible music.

The poem below was inspired by Max’s music. Ripples of Change. Beneath it, I have inserted the recording of my reading of Ripples of Change set to Max Ciesliski’s music, C-Me.

One Thought Becomes a Ripple

©2013 By Louise Gallagher

One thought
Drops
Into the ocean of life
Rippling out
Into a tsunami of despair
Calling me to break
Break free
Of believing
There is no possibility
Of life beyond
The narrow confines
Of a street
That traps me in this place
Where I become the label
I am forced to wear
In this place where
No fixed address
Becomes
The only place I know
where I belong.

Ripples of thoughts
Create waves of change
Ripples of thoughts
Can Change the ocean

One thought
Falls
Into the possibility
Rippling out
That we can
Become the change
We want to see
Transforming despair
Into life breaking
Breaking free
Of the dead end streets
Of no fixed address
Where no one lives
Trapped
In believing
There is no place
To find
A home where they
belong.

Ripples of thoughts
Create waves of change
Ripples of thoughts
Can Change the ocean.

Music:  C-Me ©2013 Max Ciesielski

Ripples of Change

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