Change Poems

Popular Change Poems
What Weather
by Angela Fletcher

The leaves are blowing away
Up, up, and away they go.
Swish, swoosh, they go.
Like a dancing ballerina
Up, up and away they go
Way up , in the sky.

The trees standing there,
Their branches all bare.
The wind whistling throughout empty branches,

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Sonnet 20: A Woman's Face With Nature's Own Hand Painted
by William Shakespeare

A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted
Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion;
A woman's gentle heart, but not acquainted
With shifting change, as is false women's fashion;
An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling,
Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth;
A man in hue, all hues in his controlling,
Which steals men's eyes and women's souls amazeth.
And for a woman wert thou first created,
Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting,

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The Supply Teacher
by Allan Ahlberg

Here's the rule for what to do
If ever your teacher has the flu
Or for some other reason takes to her bed
And a different teacher comes instead

When the visiting teacher hangs up her hat
Writes the date on the board, does this or that
Always remember, you have to say this,
OUR teacher never does that, Miss!


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The Lady's Yes
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

'Yes,' I answered you last night;
'No,' this morning, Sir, I say.
Colours seen by candlelight,
Will not look the same by day.

When the viols played their best,
Lamps above, and laughs below---
Love me sounded like a jest,
Fit for Yes or fit for No.


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Fuzzy-Wuzzy
by Rudyard Kipling

(Soudan Expeditionary Force)

We've fought with many men acrost the seas,
An' some of 'em was brave an' some was not:
The Paythan an' the Zulu an' Burmese;
But the Fuzzy was the finest o' the lot.
We never got a ha'porth's change of 'im:
'E squatted in the scrub an' 'ocked our 'orses,
'E cut our sentries up at Sua~kim~,
An' 'e played the cat an' banjo with our forces.

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Recent Change Poems
What Changes Await?
by Mohammed Abideen Oluwalonsola

We're scared and frightened; Not yet a year, but felt like decades
This is the first in year where Gaari is sold in Thousand
Living the life where life held us hostage without a gun
What kind of life has this become?
A body with lots of dough, and look broken
An unexpected life that we despise
This change of life is where I began to write
Writing about darkness and poverty
It feel like am blind and pauper
I don't know if we should be sorry but I know we shouldn't leave without a word

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Perseveration
by Achilles Webb

Rebirth, reflection, radicalized recreation.
Change your relationship status, tell your mom-
Be consoled by your friends, tie up loose ends.
Move house, switch jobs.
Get a haircut, start a new journal.
Slip back into old toxic routines-
Wait, is it happening again?
Acidify your mind, spend all your money on weed-
Dream.
Sleep fourteen hours a day.

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second love
by Miki Vermeulen

It’s not even about missing you.
It’s about having to remember
how fast and sudden you switched up,
and how horrible it made me feel.

One day you flipped,
you were sad and miserable,
you didn’t even want to be around me.
I don’t know what I did because you never told me.
You left me so confused and alone

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At the Rainbow
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

at the glossed rainbow
sky and grass held varied hues
bright days were foreseen

vast mood umbrella
nature's smile turned upside down
in green ecstasy

from the stained rainbow
I saw teal world was changing

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Lean
by S. Taylor Chew

I don’t know why
I can’t just lean into you
Why we can’t seem
To just get right

We were so close
But that was a long time ago
Or maybe it wasn’t
Time is a slippery fool


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