Bashyam Narayanan

Do Not Just Long For A Change, Know How To Accept It - Poem by Bashyam Narayanan

Nothing is permanent
Except the change
Change is a necessary phenomenon
In an active system
Changelessness is deadly

Change is continuous
Steady and driven by a cause
Nature and extent of change
Depend on
Nature and extent of cause

We all look for
And indeed long for a change
And we have specifications
Many a time
The occurring change is
Not the change we were
Looking or longing for
We turn excited or sad
Because of the change

Many a time we are
Unprepared for the change
Though we were longing for it
Often we find it difficult
To accommodate and
Accept the change

Nothing wrong
Longing for a change
But desiring itself not enough
We need to create such
Causes that will lead
To the change we look for
Many a time these causes
Are not totally under our control
So, it is well-advised
To be prepared for the
Deviations from your specifications
Then you will find yourself
In a position to accept
The change whole-heartedly

Long for a change,
Plan actions accordingly,
Execute and wait
Change has to come
But, again be prepared
To accept the change
Despite its falling short
Or exceeding your

Comments about Do Not Just Long For A Change, Know How To Accept It by Bashyam Narayanan

  • (1/17/2016 6:08:00 AM)

    Great statement about change, even change will end. Great metaphor. (Report) Reply

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  • Yash Shinde (10/29/2012 3:43:00 AM)

    very interesting and deep lovely.......................very nice work :) (Report) Reply

  • (1/18/2009 5:44:00 PM)

    this poem is interesting, ............. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 13, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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