Life has changed.
In a split second of time.
Now a stranger lives within.
The stranger isn’t  leaving.
The  familiar can not return.
Life  has changed.
Sure I miss the old familiar.
The dreams, the goals, the old me.
But emotion can not change things.
Life has changed.
There are now new goals.
There is now a new me.
I am learning to love the stranger
Life has changed.
She is different from the old me.
She feels the pain of others,
She understands the pain of life.
She is concerned about the heartache of others.
Life has changed.
The stranger has a mission.
To guide others through the maze.
The familiar wouldn’t have taken the time.
Life has changed.
The familiar would have liked the stranger.
Now I must learn to accept me.
I am now that stranger.
So I would have liked me.
Life has changed.

by: Debbie Wilson