Change Comes, Invited or Not

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~changes

“We try to learn to appreciate change, as it cannot be avoided. We would have to set life in bronze or stone or amber to preserve it. Would it then be alive? Can we then celebrate change, or at least find the words to recognize its power?”

Adrienne Rich wrote in “Images for Godard”:

the mind of the poet is changing
the moment of change is the only poem.

What do you think?

Change can be
a chance at new life
or sadness
or illness.
If you’re drowning in routine
make that change, float free.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Change Comes, Invited or Not

  1. susanstoo says:

    yes, float free!

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    So many kinds of changes. I love the floating free!

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  3. Sumana Roy says:

    Aw…that’s a good advice, Sara 🙂

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  4. Sara,
    Love your little poem and its attitude. Changes come, float free:)

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  5. sanaarizvi says:

    Precisely! ❤️

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  6. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Free floating sounds pretty good to me!

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