Inspirational Poem

Metaphor For Dealing With Change

A short inspirational reminder to flow with changes.

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This is an amazing poem - saying so much in very few words. Things don't always go the way we want, and sometimes we have to adapt and do so cheerfully - a very important lesson. It is also...

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Note To Self

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Published: January 2018

Be like the willow that bends,
shade that it sends,
peace that it lends.

During the breeze
its leaves will appease
and shift with ease.

Enduring, alluring, maturing.
Be like the willow that bends.

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  • by Abimbola T. Alabi
  • 5 months ago

This is an amazing poem - saying so much in very few words. Things don't always go the way we want, and sometimes we have to adapt and do so cheerfully - a very important lesson. It is also picturesque and has the kind of brevity and flow that brings it easily to mind - like Emily Dickinson's "If I can stop one heart from breaking." It's an amazing poem with a good message. Thank you for sharing.

  • by Donna Marie Poet
  • 4 months ago

Thanks for the appreciation. I did have a request for pictures!

  • by Ramona Aliyu
  • 6 months ago

I am touched. This is a very beautiful poem, and it's simplistic. I have friends who complicate things when they should just be like a willow. Thank you for sharing your work.

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