Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

Change in the Wind

It isn’t you it’s me, I changed but you just stayed the same.
I don’t know how much longer I can play this silly game
and look the other way when you rage and act so cold.
My heart is getting harder and your temper’s getting old.

There was a time when I could handle all your flighty ways,
the long nights were a novelty that made up for the days
of unpredictability, of blowing cold then hot.
Back then it made me feel alive, alas, now it does not.

I know you’re never going to change, it’s more than I could hope.
So I’ll just have to be the one who has to learn to cope.
I think we need some time apart, a trial separation.
Perhaps a few months on our own, separate vacations. 

When we first met I thought you were the only place to be
This snug nest ‘neath Northern Lights, this lovely Peace Country.
But now the nest is far to thin when nights are cold and black
This Snowbird needs to stretch her wings, don’t worry, I’ll be back.




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2 thoughts on “Change in the Wind

  1. Tony Crafter on said:

    I really like this Linda; an insightful piece that many will relate to. With 2 months to go until you achieve your goal, the quality of your writing is still high as ever, particularly this one. Keep it up!
    (PS: Sorry, this reads a bit like a school report doesn’t it!)

    • No worries, I like getting feedback – I have a lot of editing to do before the year’s worth of material will be ready to publish so any editorial comments are welcome! Thanks for participating so much in the project (for ‘project’ is how I’m thinking of it now!) There are many ‘commenters’ that I’ve come to think of as friends and you definitely fit in that category! 🙂

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