Lines from a Changed Land

Tumbling and fallings and things
That once were now are washed
Away in streams that
Move to unknown lands. Things they

Say change and we must
Change with
Them. That towers move

And we move from quakes that
Topple stout buildings of
Yester-year. While it all seems

So tragic and old and like
A man sitting alone on the edge
Of ancient trees and not knowing
Which way to go.

6 thoughts on “Lines from a Changed Land

  1. thotpurge January 26, 2017 / 12:53 am

    The old man analogy at the end is perfect!


  2. Susan January 26, 2017 / 2:37 am

    It’s not as if we have to move fast to be part of it …and what “it”? Maybe we need to go the other direction from what they say … Gets me thinking. Good. Good.


  3. Sumana Roy January 26, 2017 / 4:09 am

    a change does produce a dilemma and we’re often like the old man…


  4. Carrie Van Horn January 26, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Change does force us to change as well. Wise words here Matthew!


  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade January 28, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Yes. Or worse – constantly renewed / repeated.


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