“People Never Change”
All my life, I’ve been told that
“People never change.”
And all my life, I’ve scoffed without hesitation,
Because I never believed it.
And how could I?
I’ve seen the happiest people turn to nothing.
Those once with light in their eyes,
But now their suns have set,
Till all that’s left is starless skies.
I’ve seen the weak grow strong,
And the strong fall weak;
I’ve seen love turn to hate
And hate to love.
So how should I believe that
“People never change,”
When we are made of blood and water,
Why must I succumb to the idea that the bad turn good,
And the good, bad?
But then I remember that
Nothing is created
It is repurposed.
So, yes, maybe
People never change —
People just live,
People just learn.
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