Rate this poem:(5.00 / 1 vote)

Life Changes

A colossal dressing room, open and ready to be used, magical and irresistible, creating a longing in you to try things on.
Enter in curiosity but have no fear.
Life changes are leading you here.
You can slip in and out of an endless sea of garments; try them on and see for yourself how it fits and feels.
No rules, no regulations, only curiosity is cheering you on—don’t be shy—roam around and experiment.
Pulling out the newest style, because everyone is wearing it; squeezing in, skin-tight “ugh,” but at least you fit in!
We try things on that make us look like a fool down the line; ashamed and embarrassed, disappearing under a layer of lies, too naive to realize that the mind created the theme.
Tucking and pulling, cramming a body into a compact suit, all depending on the role you’re playing, according to the character in your script.
We try things on; if it fits impeccably, we walk around enveloped in delight, fully confident that we have found ourselves—or have we?
Now and then we wear strange things, getting shoved into formal attire, even though we dislike what we wear—would you agree?
Occasionally people filch costumes, trying ridiculously hard to make them fit, thinking that no one will spot it—how meaningless, we all saw it.
At the core, there is a self, owning various ensembles, explicitly designed for sporadic use.
Let life be a fun-filled, exciting, and creative journey through the entire enchanting dressing room.
Font size:
Collection  PDF     

Submitted by nadin_h on January 27, 2021

1:14 min read

Quick analysis:

Characters 1,452
Words 249
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 13

Discuss this Nadin E. Hopfer poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "Life Changes" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 3 Feb. 2023. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/61129/life-changes>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    More poems by

    Nadin E. Hopfer


    February 2023

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    The repetition of vowel sounds is an example of _______.
    • A. rhythm
    • B. assonance
    • C. repetition
    • D. rhyme