9 Poems About Change

Be inspired by these poems about change; may they encourage you to embrace change rather than fight it. Change affects us all and over a lifetime we see many transformations of not only ourselves and those around us but of things, policies, and practices.

Let these verses remind you that adjustments and modifications are necessary for progress to be made and even though at times we may not like it, we have to learn to embrace things as they evolve. Imagine no internet today. The internet has transformed the communication and knowledge base of the world.

Let change be your friend. Be inspired by these poems.

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  1. For Everything There Is A Season
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2019

    Life is full of change
    If it wasn't it would be so strange
    Everything would remain the same
    It would be like playing a boring game.

    For everything, there is a season
    And always a good reason
    We may not see it now
    But all progress it does allow

    Imagine if no progress was made
    If change just made us all afraid.
    Alter your attitude and look for the good
    Let things evolve as they should.

  2. Change In Plans
    Poet: Julie Hebert, 2012

    I sit here not sure,
    Of what to say.
    But I wonder why,
    You're not on your way.

    What changed your mind,
    What swayed you away?
    What is your reason,
    You want to stay?

    You had such plans,
    Such wonderful plans.
    I thought in time,
    You'd have many fans.

    Whatever made you
    Doubt your view.
    I hope you know,
    I believe in you.

  3. The Change
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2015

    There comes a time in each of our lives,
    That change is bound to happen.
    It's what we do with that change,
    That will judge if we get flattened.

    Change can come in many ways,
    And this we've all seen.
    Change can be good in every case,
    Sometimes it takes finding that in between.

    Don't allow yourself to see only bad,
    As every situation has its good.
    Change can be a wonderful thing,
    It's sometimes misunderstood.

    So from this moment on we will all move forward,
    To a change that will be imitating but fun.
    It's up to us to make our life as we see it,
    So look forward to what you have won.

  4. The Struggle
    Poet: Edgar A Guest

    Life is a struggle for peace,
    A longing for rest,
    A hope for the battles to cease,
    A dream for the best;
    And he is not living who stays
    Contented with things,
    Unconcerned with the work of the days
    And all that it brings.

    He is dead who sees nothing to change,
    No wrong to make right;
    Who travels no new way or strange
    In search of the light;
    Who never sets out for a goal
    That he sees from afar
    But contents his indifferent soul
    With things as they are.

    Life isn't rest --- it is toil;
    It is building a dream;
    It is tilling a parcel of soil
    Or bridging a stream;
    It's pursuing the light of a star
    That but dimly we see,
    And in wresting from things as they are
    The joy that should be.

  5. Riches And Power
    Poet: Charles Mackay

    Cleon has a million acres,
    Ne'er a one have I;
    Cleon dwelleth in a palace,
    In a cottage I.
    Cleon hath a dozen fortunes,
    Not a penny I;
    Yet the poorer of the twain is
    Cleon, and not I.

    Cleon, true, possesseth acres,
    But the landscape I;
    Half the charms to me it yieldeth,
    Money cannot buy.
    Cleon harbors sloth and dullness,
    Freshening vigor I;
    He in velvet, I in fustian,
    Richer man am I.

    Cleon is a slave to grandeur,
    Free as thought am I;
    Cleon fees a score of doctors,
    Need of none have I.
    Wealth-surrounded, care-environed,
    Cleon fears to die.
    Death may come, he'll find me ready.
    Happier man am I.

    Cleon sees no charm in nature,
    In a daisy I;
    Cleon hears no anthem ringing
    In the sea and sky;
    Nature sings to me forever,
    Earnest listener I!
    State for state, with all attendants,
    Who would change? Not I.

  6. Everything changes in life, nothing remains the same forever. Change is constant. The same is true with love, it changes as time marches on. The poem below reflects the Poet's thoughts on love changing.
  7. Love's Change
    Poet: Robert Bridges

    So sweet love seemed that April morn.
    When first we kissed beside the thorn,
    So strangely sweet, it was not strange
    We thought that love could never change.

    But I can tell — let truth be told —
    That love will change in growing old;
    Though day by day is naught to see,
    So delicate his motions be.

    And in the end 'twill come to pass
    Quite to forget what once he was,
    Nor even in fancy to recall
    The pleasure that was all in all.

    His little spring, that sweet we found.
    So deep in summer floods is drowned,
    I wonder, bathed in joy complete.
    How love so young could be so sweet.

  8. Full Of Change
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Life is full of change
    Some of it feels strange.
    But from the moment you are born
    From the blooming rose to a thorn.

    We can accept it and look for the good
    Or we can fight it like no other would
    But without change what a boring place
    Change is good if you do embrace.

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Share these poems with someone who may be struggling with change. Help them adjust their attitude to accept the way things have evolved or have been transformed. Imagine what our world would be like if we saw no change, if everything and everyone saw no change - how boring!

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