Change

Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. 

–George Bernard ShawDSC04457 (2)

Patterns of behavior tend to recur

Behavior of others and mine

Our responses to stress may differ

But in known molds they always align.

Life, it seems, for the most part

Is lived in a fluid chain

Of patterns repeated intervals apart

In situations varied, again and again.

Creatures of habit we tend to be

Unwilling to change familiar patterns

Courage it takes to change mentality

Back to old habits we tend to run.

***

Change is the only constant around,

The world keeps changing ever so fast,

Changes in manner of living abound

Letting go of the forgotten past.

Human behavior is the last to change

Ever so resilient, ever so stubborn

But slowly, albeit in a narrow range

Change does occur in known patterns.

Change is the need of the hour

In a world shrinking with rapidity

We need to stretch our vision far,

Connect with each other with avidity.

Forget differences of race and creed

Remember we are all the same

Bound together despite individual greed

We are just pawns in Creation’s game.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. loisajay says:

    I have not heard that Shaw quote before; I like it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. iheart11 says:

      Thanks, I like it too!

      Like

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