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Changing Before You Do


My mind used to be one big room
Whatever I felt, happy or sad
Remained close like twins in a womb
I'm changing my point of view

But now I’m full of duplicity
Time doesn't speak for my conscience
Neither does proximity
I'm changing into something new

But I’m ready to be closer to you
You once said I’m distracted
I can change a moment, yes it’s true
I'm changing, the years left are few

You wonder how that sun will set
Am I what really loves you
Or am I who I was before we met
I'm changing before you do

I was thinking hard about losing you
But my son made me smile
Grey skies are all that’s getting through
I'm changing the way I think of you

I was hoping for the past to light the air
That’s how old becomes new
I need to see that once young girl care
I'm changing, the way love asked me to


Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on December 17, 2017:

Thank you for you kind words Dr. Mehmood! I always enjoy hearing from people from overseas especially SE Asia. I have met several writers on Hubpages from Sri Lanka, the Philippines, China and Balikpapan.

As for the poem, it is an attempt to convey feelings with simple words and metaphors. I once read about metaphors being used functionally and not as an ornament (a comment made by Allen Ginsberg about Bob Dylan's progression as a writer) and I liked that approach for my way of writing. I'm not a Shakespeare (who is?) and my words tend to be more like a song than classic poetry.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood from Nagpur, India on December 17, 2017:

A very emotional poem loaded with mystery and deeply set meaning. At the same time I like its simplicity. In a special way this poem reflects the emotions in my own life. Thanks The Suburban Poet, for sharing. The image depicting the birds in flight is very serene and becoming to the mood you share in the poem. May God Bless you.

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