Embracing Change – A Quadrille

Embracing Change

Unlike in our youth
change comes quickly now
Ability to choose
overridden by health
and age
Geography playing its part
as family concerns escalate
Learning to embrace
whatever comes
difficult but necessary
What goes around, 
comes around,
as moving forward
is the only option
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Merril is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
and she has prompted us with the word "Embrace".
This is how I chose to use it.

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding
the title.

Image by Kranich17 from Pixabay

  26 comments for “Embracing Change – A Quadrille

  1. Christine Bolton
    February 17, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    It sure is Ken ☺️

  2. February 17, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Embrace the change. It’s coming, either way!

  3. sanaarizvi
    February 9, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Sage advice encapsulated in this beautifully woven quadrille, Christine! 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2021 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks Sanaa. You’re so sweet 🥰

  4. February 9, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    No we are often left without any choice,

  5. February 9, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Change is best when we’re able to move on toward better times. Knowing change exists is where strength lives. I hear you!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm

      Yes Susan. The only thing that is inevitable is change. Thanks for stopping by ☺️

  6. February 9, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    So very true. We have to embrace change and move forward.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2021 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks Merril ☺️

  7. February 9, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    A lovely ‘poem for healing.’

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2021 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you dear Helen ☺️

  8. Beverly Crawford
    February 9, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Moving forward …. but with backpacks filled with yesterdays…..

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Oh Beverly, what a great line! ☺️

  9. February 9, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Yes, our feelings are less accommodated with age, we simply did it back then, but now we need to consider. Embracing the past, the present and the future are different embraces, the hardest being the unknown which comes as change. At least that’s how it spoke to me. Wonderful.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2021 at 1:38 pm

      Thank you Paul. I find that as we get older those decisions are sometimes out of our hands. Facing the fact that there are some things that we might never do again or places we will never get to see can be hard to accept. Of course COVID hasn’t helped at all.
      Hope you are well. ☺️

  10. February 9, 2021 at 5:41 am

    This is so serene!:)

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2021 at 9:03 am

      Thank you! ☺️ Yes. Acceptance can be serene.

  11. February 9, 2021 at 5:05 am

    It is never easy to embrace change, but we are often forced to, as in this age of pandemic. In the future, people will look back on it and wonder what the fuss was about.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2021 at 9:02 am

      Oh dear, that sounds like we are going to get used to living in a pandemic 😷 Sadly that might be true Kim.

  12. February 9, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Yes, very much “the only option” – there’s no question of that, Christine.

    I loved your poem. Thank you.


    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

      Thank you David. I appreciate it ☺️

  13. February 8, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    No other option but to embrace change

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2021 at 9:01 am

      Yes, this is true Sadje ☺️

      • February 9, 2021 at 9:19 am


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