Spare Change

Spare Change

A Poem by Mauricio Montoya

Spare Change

 

 

Please don’t knock on a door unwilling to open

Nor blow wind through a window that remains closed

With the walls that surround it

For I sit inside with a roof above me

And the foundation below me

I am willing to open the door

If the knock is appropriate

Because change

Does not come in the direction in which the wind blows

But from within  

 

By Mauricio Montoya


© 2012 Mauricio Montoya



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Mauricio Montoya
I'm at a lost for words but one thing I know I must take the first step.

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I understand your viewpoint on change, but I don't understand the word "spare" in your title. Do we only have a limited amount of change within us and we are not sure how much we have? Sometimes we have the capability of more change than we can ever imagine. How do you determine what is the appropriate "knock?" Sometimes we are forced to accept and change or we continue to sit alone in our shelter, but it is only an existence not really "living." I really appreciated the last two lines, they are very true.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Brilliant... I have no other words, but I now feel like changing... Something... Hah... Deeply penned...

Posted 8 Months Ago


I really like the meaning in this write and how you presented it. Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago


the title intrigued me...the poem itself did not let me down...

yes, the change has to come from within...not from what other people expect or want us to do....
jacob

Posted 3 Years Ago


This is a great poem with a wonderful message, so true...
Nicely done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


A well written piece here...change is growth ...and that it starts within is a true statement..great title

Posted 3 Years Ago


Great poem, I love the way you get the message across with such simplicity! I really liked this, excellent writing! :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This poem reminds me of a homeless man asking for spare change and the woman was digging into her handbag and her husband looked at her and then at the homeless man and he told her don’t give him anything he’ll probably just buy liquor or drugs, the lady responded to her husband, I don’t care what he uses the money for, I just want to help, and that is what God expects of me and you, to help each other, the man responded to her well he can just get a job, she said to him is find if you don’t want to help him but I am, and I will not judge him
We’re often resistant to help but we all really need to change
We don’t realized that life is a constant change
Change comes from within once you accept it
Embraces the opportunity to break new ground
Welcome the chance to demonstrate your ability to have a heart stopped judging people
You'll emerge from the experience stronger, wiser and more confident
Then you were before.
From time to time changes make you re-evaluate your life and look at certain things from a different perspective. Depending on what the change is, it may also reinforce your life values.


Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I understand your viewpoint on change, but I don't understand the word "spare" in your title. Do we only have a limited amount of change within us and we are not sure how much we have? Sometimes we have the capability of more change than we can ever imagine. How do you determine what is the appropriate "knock?" Sometimes we are forced to accept and change or we continue to sit alone in our shelter, but it is only an existence not really "living." I really appreciated the last two lines, they are very true.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Yes! Change must be initiated in ones self. What a true true idea.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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its good to keep them short... Gets to the point quicker.... Good one... The inside (within) is a huge place...

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Mauricio Montoya
Mauricio Montoya

Petaluma, CA



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Love to draw and cook from time to time, when I'm not drawing I’ll write poems. My favorite poet is Edgar Allen Poe. more..

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