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Praying for Change, a poem

My mind has just been there lately.  It’s not that I’ve had much time to write – things have been a bit busy on the homefront, but thoughts do often weigh heavy on my mind.  From natural disasters to those manmade, it has been a rough time lately.


I feel more relaxed and at peace since I have been given the opportunity to put my thoughts into words.  Sometimes they may not change a thing… but words give me hope.




Praying for Change


When you make an attempt

to tell the story of your life

you trip past memories

old and new –

remembering playing

outdoors in summer

until the streetlights flickered

signifying days end

the calls and shouts

of spectator sports

the smell of grass stained jeans

newly mowed lawns

and fir trees in the forests of childhood.

You age – you grow

and sometimes you forget

and yet at the same time

that things are forgotten,

things are held closer in view.

You wander

the lonely streets of your thoughts

consider permanence


and you question the ways

that things have changed

Is it better?

Is it better?

and would we change things

if we only knew?

but silence creeps

between the stilted breaths

of answers

while questions play upon my lips

and I don’t know…

I just don’t know

but if wishes were

powerful enough

to change the world

I would wish

with all my heart

eyes closed,

on tiptoe


that people

would change.


© Sumyanna 2017


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Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

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