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Rated: E · Poetry · Philosophy · #1438388
As life changes, we all do, and should, change.

Almost every young man starts
His life thinking that he
Will change this world into a
Place that’s happy and free.

Every young lady marries
A man thinking that she
Will change him into one whose
Manners are not ugly.

Every young kid has dreams of
Flying an aeroplane.
Having grown, his dreams change to
Things that are more mundane.

When we start the life’s journey,
We have much ambition.
But, with time, it changes to
A style full of caution.

A change is always welcome.
It does not mean failure.
Changing means adapting to
Thoughts that are more mature.

* Written in abcb, 7-6-7-6 format. The third line of each stanza has a thematic refrain.

* Written for “Lexi’s poetry challenge” contest, "Invalid Item, round 44, ending 20 June 2008, hosted by Lexi

M C Gupta
13 June 2008
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