The Backwards Concept of Change (a Poem)
Change is a weird yet wilful concept,
A notion which some consider inept.
Change is something which gets us annoyed,
Yet change is a concept we cannot avoid.
Change is essential for all living things;
A mighty change occurs in the smallest of stings.
Yet what is it that makes us all so afraid,
Of most things we see now soon being decayed?
Is it the fear of leaving behind
The treasures that took us so long to find?
Or is it the fact that we may no longer
Possess the things that make us stronger?
Without change would we remember so strongly Shakespeare?
Or even cavemen, of so much we do hear?
After all, is it not to them we do owe
Today’s attitudes and feelings written in the snow?
A world without change simply would not function,
Without growing old we’d not reach the next junction.
Each wrinkle we acquire proves the existence of change,
Something so amazing yet just out of range.
With a little effort and determination too,
You’ll see what the human really can do,
If you want to change and try to pull through,
Be honest with yourself - what’s stopping you?
Most people see change as a dark, evil cloud,
Hanging over their life like a huge black shroud,
But when things go wrong and you’ve nothing left to say,
You’ll see who steps in to heroically save the day.
Yes, Change is our friend, a shocker, I know,
But really all Change is trying to show
To you, a father or sister or wife,
Is that life is Change and Change is life.
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