Change – by Will Corley



The most natural thing

In the universe

Take a look

Take a look around you

In the eyes of friends


Sudden events

That remind you

Of the love that ends

Change is all around you

It brings hope to dead ends

It is in the sky that turns grey

It is the sky that turns blue

It arrives at the end of the day

Change becomes you

In the dreams we hold true

Change finds its way

In everything we do

In the love we share

In our despair

It awakes us

In the smells

In cakes we bake

Come to celebrate

Change lends a hand

To our despair

Embracing us

Visiting us

To where we must go

Let go

In a strange way makes us feel real

Keeps us from feeling old

In an early morning August day

Reminds us

Of our childhood

Of our age

The wisdom around us

In the young who guide us

Knowing autumn is on the way

Change in the air

Awakes our senses

With a chill in the air

Reminds us

Of the road we are on

Will continue to run

In ways we don’t know

Change as time

Never gets old

Although when its our time

We know

Change will have its say

Its way

Hopefully we have given

Our all

In our own way

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4 Responses to Change – by Will Corley

  1. allison says:

    Oh My. Something urged me to take a 30 second break in my race to complete projects before Thanksgiving to just stop to read this. I have always found your posts interesting and worth my time, Wendy! And this nice treat from Will Corley is no exception.

    This delightful poem offers a most beautiful perspective about change – even as we’re in moments of despair. I’m bookmarking this for the next time I find myself resisting change for ANY reason. Thank you for the inspiration.

    May your own changes be filled with rapturous wisdom and joy!

    • Wendy says:

      Thank you so much Allison. Yes–Will’s poems are very moving. I will keep including some in future newsletters. He writes a lot about leadership too. I think he needs to publish a book!

  2. Beatrice says:

    Beautiful. Simple. Clear. Powerful.

    Thank you!

  3. Wendy says:

    Yes B- He is a powerful writer. Thanks for stopping by.

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