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Cherry Blossoms

A Poem on Change

By Michelle LiewPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Cherry Blossoms
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The only certainty in life is change, so the old saying goes. I don’t deal with it too well, and I suppose many people would echo my sentiment.

The problem with old sayings is that they’re often right. We can’t control change, especially with the rise of artificial intelligence and other, sometimes not so positive, events overwhelming the world. What do we do? We can only deal with it.

I’ve learned that some determination to stay adaptable helps. Awareness that things cannot remain the same is a must in this day and age. Constant awareness of one’s circumstances helps, as is the willingness to learn and grow.

Enjoy these free verses. The cherry blossom is a hallmark of change and is apt to use as a symbol at this time as it is the Lunar New Year. A lucky year of the Dragon to all….and may love and success come your way.



Bloom only

As sands of time



The petals

That open 

And close

With quickness

But never stop


How green stems

Shoot up






About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

    Wishing you a Happy Lunar New Year! Loved your poem!

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Great poem! What an epic read! Fantastic work!

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