With feet pressed to stone
diversity can’t
penetrate immobile.

Moving forward doesn’t
have to be a ballet of opposition.
Change is renewable energy.

If the dance is choreographed
with open arms, young and old
have a voice in its direction. 

©Susie Clevenger 2020


Gillena Cox said…
Wow! Luv the theme of inclusion in your poem. Too many times this generation thinks it must throw away in order to be innovative. I live the idea of melding

Happy Wednesday

This is as wise as it’s pithy. Bravo!
Jim said…
"Moving forward doesn’t
have to be a ballet of opposition." I like your allegory, the dance to progress.
I'm not opposed to our status quo, or what's left of it, and gliding forward from there. Seems in some areas our step is backwards more than forward.

indybev said…

A bit of wisdom for us … "diversity can't penetrate immobile" … so true! Great write!
Rommy said…
Change does release a burst of energy all on its own. May that energy have both young and old dancing to the tunes they love best.
Myrna R. said…
I love how you connect young and old. We can all learn. "Change is renewable energy." I love that line.
Magaly Guerrero said…
I just love the togetherness and hope singing out of this one, especially the last stanza.
We have a lot to learn, both young and old. This was a good reflection of the need to work and learn together. Thank you
Old Egg said…
That is one thing that humans excel at and that is expressing their emotions in music and dance...later on they came to write poetry and we all know how good that is!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
I love "change is renewable energy." That it is.
Love this Linda. Change is definitely renewable energy.