No one could see what I saw.

Early in life, I felt my ambitions were too big for this WORLD.

I was convinced I was born at the wrong time, in the wrong place!

My aunt called me an “Old Soul.”

I hated injustices.

“This is not fair!” I would tell my mother, “I’m going to do something about it!”

“You’re young my daughter, your aspirations will change as you grow older,” she would answer. “You will soon realize that one person cannot change the world.”

I hate injustices.

I hate racism, classism, sexism…

I am one person.

I hate inequalities.

“This is human nature,” I can hear my father say. “You can’t change human nature.”

I am not one person.

I am not gender.

I am not race.

I am not class.


Hard being a visionary when the rest of the world is blinded by …

Can YOU see what I see?


If no other thing, I changed my self, my perception and my way of life. Successfully, I can say that I am the change that I am dying to see in this world.

Thank you.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

Amazing. It echoed my feelings when i was growing up and my mother used to tell me," change, otherwise society will never accept a girl like you." But i think i proved her wrong. I changed, only for the better, to make my society a lot more better.

So happy to read this. Thank you for sharing.


Mukut Ray

First of all Delphine, I just want to commend you for expressing such heart felt emotions in your poem. I myself have heard such words of discouragement from extended family, but I have always remained hopeful and determined; because the stronger we stand, the more we can vocally bring about our vision. This how the path to bringing about vision always is - hard, filled with discouragement, criticisms and fear. But you are right it is hard being a visionary when everyone else chooses to turn a blind eye.

Nevertheless, you are definitely a vision, that has given us all here on World Pulse the strength to continue our journerys, despite our paths.

Thank you once again for sharing such strong and emotionally charged words in your poem. I truly loved reading your poem!

Much love and respect xoxoxo

Saving Angel, thank you for taking the time to comment and share how you felt. It is hard sometimes for me to put myself out there and let people know how I feel and when I get positive feedback it reminds me that I am not alone. I am so proud of being a part of World Pulse for all the opportunities it gives us to share who we are, how we feel and be safe doing it!

Delphine Criscenzo

HI Delphine,

I totally enjoyed reading through your poem. I love the fact that it is simple and easy to understand. Well, let me add a little poetry to my comment:

When your folks seem blind And give you words so unkind Hold on to your vision and make it work In the end you will surely rock!


My pen speaks

I'm glad you love it Delphine! And yes, creativity is contagious, just like your creativity contaminated me.

Much love and respect


My pen speaks

Expressing oneself has not always been easy. Sometimes it appears to be clumsy but still said. Delphine, your is so simple and wonderfully put together.

kudos for giving a light where there is darkness, am sure we will continue in this struggle no matter the difficulties and obstacles on our way.

I hope i will be able to put across my expression when i submit my piece this week

The light will keep shining.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative

keep the light on

Very well said dear, a poignant share. thank you for sharing dream of every World Pulse member, to bring about change!

love bhavna

Keep the flames of creativity ,blazing .

Mbizo ChirashaInternational Perfomances Poet, Writer ,Creative/Literary Projects SpecialistFounder/Creative Director- Girlchildcreativity Project