I am grateful for your constant and steady companionship.
I have not always felt that way about your many visits, but as time goes by I’m growing to value them.
When you visit regularly, I sometimes wish you away, but you know that I really do not mean it.
You bring me joy and sorrow. Rude shocks and pleasant surprises.
I would not have know the joy, if you had not brought me sorrow,
I would not have known I was strong if you had not shaken me up.
I would not have known accomplishment, if I had failed to accept the struggles you gave me.
Through it all, you gave me hope.
I am never alone, because you hold on to me,
I remember not to be complacent, because you slap me in the face.
I am wise sometimes, and welcome you with open arms.
I sometimes forget that wisdom and just want a break.
I know you are good for me, as you make me grow,
I have learned over time to accept you as you are and go with the flow.
I appreciate your constancy and I’m not asking you to be any different from what you are.
But would it be so hard, to just give me a call now and then, and let me know you’re on your way to see me?
‘Dear Change’ is the first of a pair of poems about a journey we all make. It’s about the way we struggle to cope when life decides we need to learn new skills. ‘Make hay when the sun shines bright’ , focuses on the second part of this journey. It’s a poem about sunshine and happiness.