Times Have Changed

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

 “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Victor Frankl

 

Times have changed;

or have they?

The last time I looked

everything that matters

remains the same.

 

I often long for those

good old days

You know what I mean;

the days when things seemed simple.

 

I often thought

I was crazy and brave enough

to change the world.

But I learned what I need was to do is change myself first.

 

But all I hear is

Times have changed?

I hope I am strong enough

to take control

and change the things

I have control over.

 

Times have changed

Yes they have

and so have we

we must accept

to change collectively

as well as individually.

Just do it creatively

Do it in the present

Do it in the now

for tomorrow

cannot be foretold.

We cannot continue to hold

on to the past.

The things wherein we thought

would last and never pass.

 

Things have changed:

yes indeed they have.

And like the Poet Rumi says,

“Yesterday I was clever,

so I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

 

The changes you make

will be what matters.

Create the ripples in the river,

Do art and music

that help others think

Engage in song and dance.

Always open  your heart

to the miracle of today.

 

 

 

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