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On Changes Life—A Poem


As a lifelong reader and writer, Liz writes articles and poetry. She also enjoys watching and reviewing movies.

Under golden sun

gray clouds converge,

sometimes weep.

Gathering storm clouds

Gathering storm clouds


burst their shells,

take root.

Sprouting seeds

Sprouting seeds

Sprouts appear, grow,

gain strength:


past the pain.

Flower in bloom

Flower in bloom

This poem was originally penned back in July of 1996, during a major life change. That, then, is the date of my actual and original copyright to the work.

The poem itself is a metaphor for those changes I experienced, and at the time, it spoke to very private feelings. It's taken this many years to feel comfortable sharing the work.

In March this year, (2021), I made a very minor revision to the work, amounting only to a couple of punctuation changes; so the poem now has two copyright dates: the original, and the revision. ;-)

© 2021 Liz Elias


Liz Elias (author) from Oakley, CA on March 17, 2021:

Thank you, Brenda. I'm glad you liked the poem. ;-)

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 16, 2021:

I like the metaphor.

It takes time, but the seeds do sprout.

More time to get past the pain.

Liz Elias (author) from Oakley, CA on March 16, 2021:

Thank you, Shauna! I'm please that you liked this short capsule.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 15, 2021:

Liz, I love the story this poem tells. It's simple, yet celebrates life, beauty, and renewal. The images you chose expound on the story.

Nice job!

Liz Elias (author) from Oakley, CA on March 15, 2021:

Thank you all, Nithya, Peggy, and Chitrangada...your words and praise are appreciated, and I'm delighted you all enjoyed this little poem.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 14, 2021:

Beautifully expressed, well crafted poem. I can sense renewal, through your words.

Thank you for sharing.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 14, 2021:

I love the essence of the new growth you encapsulated in your poem.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 14, 2021:

Beautifully expressed, I enjoyed reading.

Liz Elias (author) from Oakley, CA on March 14, 2021:

Thank you, John H., and manatita44; I'm pleased you enjoyed the poem.

Liz Elias (author) from Oakley, CA on March 14, 2021:

Thanks, Bill and Pamela! I'm glad you liked this poem. It's an older one, and is actually not about spring, but a metaphor for the end of an old relationship and the start of a new relationship.

I penned it back in 1996, when I first met my 2nd husband; the man who was my soulmate. ;-) The last stanza is the clue... ;-)

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 14, 2021:

I liked your poem, Liz, and it reminded me of the wonders of spring, which I imagine was your intention. In that case, I would say well done!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 14, 2021:

And the people smiled!

Bring on Spring! That's all I have to say, just bring it on.

Thank you for lifting my spirits on this drizzly Sunday.

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