A Change Came Today
by Steve Patterson
Thursday, June 13, 2002
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a Change came today.
not in the weather
nor in the way things be.
a Change came today in Me.
where had i been & where was i going?
what Were the seeds i was sowing?
what had happened to make me feel this way?
what had happened to make me dread each day?
i woke up late again, that's not like me.
used to be i was up 'fore the sun, it's rising to see.
lately i've been sleepin' sometimes till' 2 or 3.
i looked in the mirror & didn't like what i could see.
i was but shade of the man i want to be.
i was pale, that's not me.
not white, never white, too much comanche.
but i seemed pale, like my skin was hollow.
by this time of summer i'm always brown.
copper, even chestnut if there's enough sun around.
so today i lay in the sun 'till i felt the red,
that sting that comes when the pale is gone.
by sunday i'll be brown.
and i'll be Me.
and as i looked i noticed i had softened.
not fattened, but my muscles were not taut.
sittin' in an apartment for 5 months,
my body had gotten the farm i had bought.
so i walked today. used to be i'd do 7 miles a day.
today i did 3.
but in a couple a weeks, i'll be Me.
i looked around at what a slob i'd become.
dust & dirt & clutter.
empty pantry & fridge.
so i resolved to clean the mess.
buy groceries tomorrow i guess.
cook & eat & enjoy what my Life be.
then i'll be Me.
i opened my door at sunset
let the cool breeze in & fresh air to get.
i'll look at the stars & moon,
their light i'll enjoy soon.
the sunrise i'll see.
Then, I'll Be Me.
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|Reviewed by Jeanette Foresta
|Yes, time for the ole bear to come out of hybernation! It has been a cool spring, summer starts next saturday, 9:30 AM here in NY. It will be the longest day of the year.|
|Reviewed by krissy
|ya know, steve...each of us go thru changes. the ones that are sparked by depression are usually self destructive. when we realize that is the problem, we can begin the search for who we really are. sounds like you are on the road....one more thing...good things are in store..just around the corner. have patience and faith.
|Reviewed by Masarat Daud (Reader)
|Wonderful to read this Steve - I know you can do it..just believe in yourself :)|
|Reviewed by Aamie Burnley
|... little bits and pieces of me scattered amongst these vivid images. nicely done.|
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|Good write. I agree with Scada.|
|Reviewed by Josephine Bohen
|Good For You!!! I love this, clean it up and back to LIFE.
|Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader)
|Kudo's to you Steve!
Love and Light
|Reviewed by jude forese
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
|BRAVOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved it!|
|Reviewed by D. Enise
|This is outstanding!!
Made me cry, I can relate~to well these days it seems!
Wonderful Write !!!
|Reviewed by Scada (Reader)
|It's tough as hell when you realize that you're just not you. That's when all the hard work begins as you try to get back what you've lost. Good expression here, Steve.