Break or Bend
Darkest night, the tempest rages
Violent winds upon the shore
Mighty Oak and Willow bracing
Morning light reveals the score
Staunchly stood the Oak resisting
Any change from status quo
Willow swayed and rode the current
Bowing to the greater force
Steadfast Oak sustained much damage
Branches snapped that would not bend
Willow’s tired leaves discarded
Healthy limbs, a place for growth
Change occurs, how will you answer?
Fight to keep your comfort zone?
Ride the thermals to new heights?
Break or bend, your life, your choice.