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Poem: Change

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Billybuc's Writing Challenge

On December 9, 2020 Bill Holland challenged us to write a story or a poem.

The rules are pretty simple. He gave us three photo prompts that we must use in our writing creation.

I cannot upload the exact photos Bill chose for us, but I have posted three similar ones that I believe will work.

The one with a stop sign had a Street sign for Miller Ave in Bill's picture, so I added the words to my picture.

My passion is poetry so a poem it shall be!

Poem Summary

Change is a poem which was written for billybuc's writing challenge. It compares the changing color of a tree's leaves to our own life cycle. "Seasons change and so must we". Life hits her with a curve ball forcing her to move into a new home, something she thought was behind her.

"Change by Blind Melon"

poem-change

Change

Leaves transform before her eyes,

displaying a magical wonder

with beautiful shades of bright orange and yellow,

reminding her it’s time to prepare

for life’s next cycle.


Tears silently drop from her heartbroken eyes,

remembering the saying,

“Seasons change and so must we”,

as she unpacks the last few boxes.


In all her years, she never dreamed

a curve ball like this would hit,

making her start anew

like a teenager with his first apartment.


She thought those days were behind her,

as she peers out the window

from the two thousand block of Miller Avenue,

stopping for a moment

to breathe in her new surroundings.

Don't be afraid to start over.

This time you're not starting from scratch, you're starting from experience.

— Unknown

"Starting Over" by Chris Stapleton

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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