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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Choices-Changes

This is a poem that I wrote many years ago when I was going through a difficult time, however, I also feel that it can apply to changing times in our lives as well.  I'm going to post it over at One Shot Wednesday.  Hope you all enjoy.


Choices-Changes


We see something we want, desire,
We make a choice...

We expect something in the choice,
We see the change...

Or at least in the choice, our choice,
There is a change...

Is what we expect the same change,
Or yet a new...

Can we expect only specific,
Or only change...

Can we deal with another change,
Or just our choice...

Can a change be used to destroy,
Or choice for strength...

Must it be choice that becomes change,
Or change our choice...

Must change always be a battle,
When choice was us...

My choice was to love you always,
What is our change?


Petrina Lesko
May 1986

18 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I can actually relate. We have all kinds of choices and changes. But love...it has to be static.

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Myrna R. said...

Great thought process. Life is full of choice and change.

Brian Miller said...

our choices in many ways dictate where we get in life...and even our unchoosing...but i guess it speaks just as much into how we choose...which sometimes is without much thought...

dustus said...

Indeed, conscious decisions often prove tough, both in making them and expecting them. Nice One Shot! Agree also with Brian's comment.

hedgewitch said...

Liked the whole interior dialogue set-up here...all life is choice, and all life is change, but it is a quandary sometimes how those two concepts inter-relate. Enjoyed it.

Mama Zen said...

This sounds like you're in my head! Well done!

DeLi said...

it always easier said than done, but then again choices are always associated with change

signed...bkm said...

Wow, I have been thinking alot about change lately and then you write this...I do need to work on this change...even more so now..thank you..bkm

Eric Alder said...

This was a 'choice' One Shot... don't 'change' a word, Petrina!

Kavita said...

AWESOME!!! This is an instant favorite of mine!! I loved the questions you posed here... they are good food for thought! And I have often (much too often) thought about them myself...
phheewww.. I am almost relieved to have found someone that has similar questions.. is change really a change or the result of your choice?!

LOVED this poem for reasons more than one.. truly!
And the last verse is simply too good!

ds said...

"Must change always be a battle/when choice was us..." Lovely, philosophical & profound. Thanks so much for sharing it, it leaves me with much to ponder.

Teresa said...

Truly we have way more choices than we ever consider.

kaykuala said...

Petrina,
Life's many choices makes it all the more challenging. It warms the heart. Great!

Sumit Sarkar said...

Beautifully carved...
Very good use of the words choice and change... :)

ashbeezone said...

Nice Thoughts ..
Take a look on mine ..
http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/love-is/

Jingle said...

it is hard to change at times..
awesome capture of life's circumstances on changes..

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Kerry O'Connor said...

Choice and change - neither as easy to make as to say, I've found.