Change

for Writer’s Island prompt #8  change
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Change

is a ripple
that alters life’s
direction.
Can amend mistakes
made in unaware
moments,
modify a chosen course,
sometimes mutating it
altogether.
Might even transform
good, or bad intentions,
to vary any
outcome.

Elizabeth Crawford  6/19/10

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18 Responses to Change

  1. vivinfrance says:

    and your poem has changed my mind about what to write for this prompt! Thankyou, for the thoughts your poem put in my head.
    ViV

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  2. 1sojournal says:

    You are more than welcome, Viv. I love to play with words, just follow them and find out what lies beyond the curve. I learned that from my Father who was a truck driver and loved nothing more than taking a Sunday drive with no particular destination.

    Elizabeth

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  3. pamela says:

    Excellent poem and I love the last four lines well said!
    Pamela

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  4. brenda w says:

    Nice description of change, Elizabeth. I like the first line… so true. Your comments to Viv about following words is true for me, too. Following words.

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  5. slpmartin says:

    I liked the structure of you poem and enjoyed reading it…thanks for the post.

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  6. 1sojournal says:

    Thank you Pamela, I was just playing with a list of synonyms for the word.

    Elizabeth

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  7. 1sojournal says:

    Brenda, I much prefer that to making an outline and then trying to fill it out. That seems so counter-productive to me, somehow, almost an avoidance of the writing itself.

    Elizabeth

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  8. 1sojournal says:

    And thank you SLP for coming to read and taking the time to comment.

    Elizabeth

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  9. Mary says:

    May all changes as they are modified and mutate be positive ones! THAT is MY hope.

    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2010/06/no-change.html

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  10. systematicweasel says:

    Excellent poem! I enjoyed reading it! I hope that any change is a good one in the future!

    -Weasel

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  11. 1sojournal says:

    I agree whole heartedly. Thanks Mary,

    Elizabeth

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  12. 1sojournal says:

    Hi Weasel,

    I think that the best we can hope for is a balance. Thanks for commenting, and I’m waving a peace sign in your direction.

    Elizabeth

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  13. anthonynorth says:

    Great thoughts on change. So true.

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  14. 1sojournal says:

    Thank you Anthony, don’t know how great they are, was just playing with some of the synonyms for the word itself. Now, having read all the responses to the Writer’s Island prompt, my head is chuck full of change and rattling around like a loose pocket.

    Elizabeth

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  15. cocoknight1 says:

    Very well said, and well written I think! 🙂 It is most certainly true… sometimes the changes made are for the better, other times, they lead to places never before considered! You captured the essence of any given moment well, in which only hind-sight is 20/20. Blessed be!

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  16. 1sojournal says:

    Thank you Elron,

    Change is the constant. And as the song goes, “it’s only in the rapids that you find out how you fight…”

    Elizabeth

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  17. Victoria says:

    Interesting interplay of God and human, and of human roles – prophet, poet, hermit – intriguing exploration.

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  18. 1sojournal says:

    Victoria,

    not sure why your comment is here, instead of with “The Call” piece, but thank you for reading and commenting. I really like myths and mythic type stories. Have always wanted to write one, so when it started flirting in the back of my mind, I went with it. And it was intriguing watching it unfold.

    Elizabeth

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