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.
In the journey of life, adjustments are key,
Modifications essential for progress, you see.
Though at times disconcerting, we must embrace change,
For growth and achievement to truly exchange.
The discomfort we feel is but temporary,
As we adapt and revise with grace and bravery.
So let us accept the need for modification,
And continue forward with determination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Change Requires An Open Mind Poet: Catherine Pulsifer
If one is not willing to shift their view,
Their life's path may remain the same, it's true.
For change requires an open mind and heart,
Without which one's growth could be torn apart.
So gently I urge you, consider anew,
And embrace the chance to think differently too.
For in shifting your thoughts, there lies the key,
To unlock the potential of who you can be.
To Reach Beyond Poet: Catherine Pulsifer
Embrace the need for change, my dear,
To reach beyond what's now in view.
New goals and dreams are waiting near,
But without change, they'll remain askew.
Open your mind to different ways,
And let your heart be unconfined.
Change beckons you to brighter days,
Where new paths lead to the sublime.
Would You? Poet: Lucy Larcom
Thought must shade and sun the soul
With its glorious mutations;
Every life song is a whole,
Sweeter for its variations.
Wherefore with your bliss at strife
'Twas an angel that withstood you.
Could you change your perfect life
For a dream of living, - would you?
Change Ourselves Poet: Susan Coolidge
The world is a looking glass,
Wherein ourselves are shown,
Kindness for kindness, cheer for cheer,
Coldness for gloom, repulse for fear,
To every soul its own.
We cannot change the world a whit,
Only ourselves, who look in it.
Self-Change Poet: Catherine Pulsifer
You must take personal responsibility, it's true
For you cannot change the seasons, nor the view
But within yourself, change can be found
In your choices, in thoughts profound.
So take charge of your destiny, with grace and poise
For only through self-change can you find true joys
Embrace this truth with humility and care
Personal responsibility is the path to rise and fare.
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!