Treasure Island

Patricia Grantham

(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Seasons Of Change


Trees begin to bare their limbs as their many leaves are shed
Chameleons changes color from the tail to the top of its head
Animals go into hibernation before the first cold winter blast
So it is with our lives we must never try to live in the past

The sun begins to casts its shadows heralding the close of day
A flock of birds flies south creating great shapes along the way
Squirrels scurrying and searching about gathering and storing nuts
If it wasn't for the seasons of change we would all be stuck in ruts

The wind may blow in any direction north, south, east or west
When the storms of life has passed all have withstood the test
Everything must change when it's time to step out their range
Sow and reap, build up, tear down, this is our season of change

Submitted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Edited: Saturday, August 02, 2014

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  • Savita Tyagi (8/2/2014 10:41:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful poem. Enjoyed it very much. We have to keep reminding ourselves not to expect status quo and keep moving with changing times. Thank you for sharing such a lovely and inspiring poem. (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (8/2/2014 9:36:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed your poem. Everything in Nature changes but why doesn't man? Change man change. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (7/18/2014 5:05:00 PM)

    Very good Patricia - a time for every purpose under Heaven. So very true, and how boring life would be without the changing seasons. A lovely read. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (7/11/2014 11:32:00 PM)

    If people could picture the past as a monster devouring all that stand in its way I can assure many would move right out of it and into present/future. people don't realize how deadly it is to live in the past. Though we should always look to the past to predict the future and learn from it as we can. Very nicely written poem I enjoyed it much =) (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/20/2014 10:41:00 PM)

    With the change of seasons, we also have to change.... Each stage of life expects us to bring about certain changes. In adulthood, we cannot behave like a baby...... Trying to live in the present is the secret of success in life! Incorporating lessons from Nature, you have presented a beautiful message in a beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/19/2014 6:38:00 PM)

    we must never try to live in the past
    Change and make most out of life. Beautiful message delivered in a well crafted poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (6/19/2014 10:07:00 AM)

    Loved the way you wrote about the changes in nature and with time and your advice to change ourselves along with the change of time (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/19/2014 8:41:00 AM)

    .....truly enjoyed this beautiful write....I always look forward to a new season.....and loved reading this seasonal poem....adding to my favourites... (Report) Reply

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