A Poem by Jeff Bresee

A little something for change in the new year.


I wonder

I wonder

I wonder why it goes

I deny it

Try to fight it

Against the way it flows

I ignore it

I deplore it

Try to push it far away

But I fear it

I'm too near it

And it haunts me every day

For circling in the skies are things

I wish I could disguise

That melt to crystal teardrop

And it makes me realize

That I’m part of it

Not above it

And I’m not the way I was

Oh, I hate it

Execrate it

And everything it does

So I’ll change it

Rearrange it

Try to start another day

Then I’ll stop it

Yeah, I'll stop it

And I’ll turn and walk away


…Jeff Bresee

© 2012 Jeff Bresee

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Love the rhythm of the lines .. can hear it so clearly. Not sure if this poem is intended as lyrics but could so easily be ..

'And it makes me realize That I’m part of it Not above it And I’m not the way I was Oh, I hate it Execrate it And everything it does ' .. don't we all feel like that sometimes about something .. trouble is we can't put it as finely as you have!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Great rhyme scheme! This was a brilliant poem! Although it seems like there's no hidden meaning in it, there actually is. I found your poem intriguing because I actually had to read further into the poem! It was true and a deep writing! :D

Posted 8 Years Ago

The rhythm and flow of this really surprised me, one would not expect such short lines to do so well.

Posted 8 Years Ago

this is something!!!

I'm not sure what, I suspect it changes for everyone that stops by . . . wonderfully written

Posted 8 Years Ago

Nice job with the flow and rhythm. Catchy and carries one thought to the next. This can be applied to life, to resolutions, to relationships. I enjoyed reading it.

Posted 8 Years Ago

:) another smooth write...kudos!

Posted 8 Years Ago

ohh how lovely you talk to and about life ..how to tackle and try everything with her
she plays with us like pupits..and we try to flow with her..try not to feel all her slaves
i will go with it as long as i feel i have a say in it..but if you make me feel otherwise
i will turn against you ,try everything..even if i lose in the end..i will play along or against
i will go here and there ,may even play hide and seek..wish i could win over you even for once
but you are too strong i am like a feather in the wind and i know it..i am flown away all time
just as you please..still you may look wonderful and pretty at times..i always held on to you
though most times you made me fear everything..for nothing was ever in my hands
do we have to be a joke so you let us live..do we have to sound like a fool,so you are satisfied
cant you be even or little merciful..we are poor human beings..wish there were less bumps
and shakes..wish it was all smooth ,from beginning to end..wish i was not always a fool
wonderful and very wise ,how i lingered thinking about it..all
lovely write..

Posted 8 Years Ago

a like the rhyme in this piece very nicely done... overall i thought you did a great job on this... a very deep write!!!

Posted 8 Years Ago

I like the rhythm and the rhyming of the lines. Well written poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I like the rhyming of the lines too-specially the 'it' bits. Great work, dude!

Posted 8 Years Ago

If you continually repeat the same actions, you'll get the same results. This poem for change sets the tone for a new year. Well done!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on January 1, 2010
Last Updated on April 28, 2012


Jeff Bresee
Jeff Bresee

Dallas, TX

I love to write poetry and then turn it into songs. I am a singer/songwriter for Weathered Pages, a Fort Worth, Texas based band. Check us out at www.weatheredpages.com And I hope you enjoy .. more..


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