Today’s Writers quote Wednesday challenge prompt ‘change’ has me thinking of two different things.
My brief thought went to the quote from Coco Chanel which states that:
“a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life,” which I find to be true.
Since I had the big chop in January, it’s been a blissful time. I enjoy the cascade of water down my head without worrying about my braids, perms or weave. I don’t spend as much time at the hairdresser’s and in fact only visited a hairdresser last weekend to get some natural locks.
Now, I’ve done some locks with my hair to switch it up and believe me when I say it’s just fun.
Gosh! I can’t believe how much energy had gone into my hair maintenance.
Life is simply too short to be stuck in the salon!
I wrote a poem on change below following the quote from Benjamin Disraeli that:
“change is inevitable, change is constant.”
Though you choose not to be a participant
life’s changes happen even with your reluctance
it’s a cycle that’s constant
and has a way of changing your circumstance
It may grab you by happenstance
and toss you around with every chance
Some changes are a ghost of a dance
while some changes are worth taking the chance
that way you do have a slim chance
of not being led on a merry dance
when you embrace such change it just might enhance
and sometimes, it improves your finance.
I once knew a chap who chose to freelance
he soon gave up because of his finance
he didn’t enjoy taking such a stance
‘cos it wasn’t a sport that paid in advance
I still recall his askance
at how tough change was in his circumstance.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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