Change Poems

Change Poems

Self Transformation Poems about Finding Inspiration in Life's Changes

All of us experience change in our lives. Change is the one constant in our lives. There are changes that we look forward to and change that we fear. However, one thing is for sure. Things will not stay the same no matter how much we would like them to. When a life change occurs, we have two choices in how to respond. We can despair that a change has come and assume that things will be worse, or we can look with excitement at the new possibilities for personal growth and change in self that the change presents.

46 Poems about Personal Growth

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  1. 1. Destined To Fly


    • By Ashley N. Hyder
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015 with permission of the Author.

    I remember the day we met.
    Too young to see the danger.
    I didn't know the devil you were,
    That you'd fill me with so much anger.

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    I'm rather inspired to witness a "rotted, dead flower" regaining his or her smile and faith in life. Drugs are illegal here in China, and we all know the anguish caused by drug addiction and...

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  3. 2. Before I...


    • By Insiya K. Patanwala
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017 with permission of the Author.

    Before I became strong, I knew what it was like
    To be weak,
    How difficult it is to love yourself,
    To find the wholeness that you seek.

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    • Rating 4.49
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    Very moving. Always good to read that someone has found light at the end of the tunnel. It's a bit like my poem Brighter Skies - knowing that when things are bleak and dreary there will be...

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  5. 3. Equality

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    You declare you see me dimly
    through a glass which will not shine,
    though I stand before you boldly,
    trim in rank and marking time.

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    Truely inspirational poem. This is the cry of present time that it is the 21st century and people are still struggling for equality, which is far from reach for many.

  6. 4. The Will To Win

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    If you want a thing bad enough
    To go out and fight for it,
    Work day and night for it,
    Give up your time and your peace and

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    I like how I became motivated to proceed with caution concerning my worldly desire. I do not want my faith and hope to be misplaced. When my will is invoked by deep feelings of want for...

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  7. 5. That's Life

    • By Danny Joyce
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

    This life is a wonderful gift .. accept it, embrace it.
    It starts with a new day .. wake up and greet it.
    Life is a challenge .. take it head on and meet it.
    Full of opportunity .. use it, don't waste it.

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    • Rating 4.36
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  8. 6. Men At Forty

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    • By Donald Justice

    Men at forty
    Learn to close softly
    The doors to rooms they will not be
    Coming back to.

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    • Rating 3.84
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  9. 7. Long Enough


    • By Curtiss L. Hayes
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 15, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    I’ve been black long enough.

    Long enough to know about the middle passage
    Men, women, children, regardless of age

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    • Rating 4.92
  10. 8. Is Perception Reality?


    • By Robert C. Saunders
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    There's an old man I pass
    Almost every single day
    We don't share many words cause
    We really don't have anything nice to say

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    • Rating 4.70
  11. 9. Winter Stars

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    I went out at night alone;
    The young blood flowing beyond the sea
    Seemed to have drenched my spirit’s wings—
    I bore my sorrow heavily.

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  12. 10. Rainy Days When I Was Young

    When I was young on rainy days,
    Alone on my front porch I'd play.
    I'd lose myself in another time
    That I could create with my toys and my mind.

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  13. 11. The Ghost Of My Past

    • By Lee W. Barker
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Fumbling, stumbling,
    around in the dark.
    Fighting, igniting,
    flames from a spark.

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    • Rating 4.44
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    I love your poem. It has so much depth. I am using it in a speech I am giving for The New Opportunity school for Women on Berea KY. Thank you for your poetry.

  14. 12. Can't

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    Can't is the worst word that's written or spoken;
    Doing more harm here than slander and lies;
    On it is many a strong spirit broken,
    And with it many a good purpose dies.

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  15. 13. My World With Love And God

    • By Michelle Strattis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008 with permission of the Author.

    My future is coming alive.
    All tomorrows will be mine.
    It's just around the corner,
    Just a pause in time.

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    This poem has really touched me. I am so lonely after my girl dumped me just because I have no good money. However, I have struggled with the truth and managed to move on by myself hoping...

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  16. 14. New Year

    • By Sandra Hearth
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Another year is coming to a close.
    We can forget our troubles and woes.

    For me, this year was tough.

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    • Rating 4.32
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    It was very true what you stated about this past year. My new relationship was complicated, but with my new man, the love of my life, we will strive and move on with this special relationship...

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  17. 15. All The World's A Stage

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    All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players:
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts,

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    • Rating 4.31
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    He gets tired of his childhood and hastens to grow up; then he becomes nostalgic about his childhood. To gain wealth, he would endanger his health; then to regain his lost health, he spends...

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  18. 16. Change

    • By Connie Davidescu
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Scared, confused, mindless clone,
    Delving deeper into the unknown,
    My heart is bruised, my soul crumbled.
    The deep despair of lovers rumbled.

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    • Rating 4.30
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    I am in a dreadful situation, too. I am in love with a guy. It has been 4 years now, but I can't marry him, not now, not ever. His family and mine are against our marriage, but I can't stop...

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  19. 17. All Because Of You

    • By Dana
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015 with permission of the Author.

    My life is changing.
    The life that I've had,
    It's changing forever,
    But no need to be sad.

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    • Votes 173
    • Rating 4.28
  20. 18. I Heard The Voices Scream

    • By Keisha Swafford
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2012 with permission of the Author.

    I heard the voices scream
    “Nigger, best shut your mouth.”
    When prejudice ran wild
    While hatred ruled the south

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    • Votes 81
    • Rating 4.25
  21. 19. Let America Be America Again

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    Let America be America again.
    Let it be the dream it used to be.
    Let it be the pioneer on the plain
    Seeking a home where he himself is free.

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    • Rating 4.19
  22. 20. The Mentor

    • By Jeff J Breseee
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I paused to stand and watch a man who had come to the road's divide.
    My wonder soared as I watched his stare slowly shift from side to side.
    He stood as if not noticing that many passed him by.
    They moved without a second glance down the road most traveled by.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 264
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 122
    • Rating 4.11

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