A new wind is blowing

It is coming from a different direction;

It’s fresh and strong

Blowing away old frustrations


The wind is blowing through the house

Blowing open a door that cannot close

Pent up feelings disappearing through vents

The window fog blown away


I look out onto the street and I see a world of possibilities

I am not tied to my unhappiness

My fears crumble in the wind

A flame of confidence re-igniting in my soul


The wind blows away all disguises

Leaving me unencumbered to see the truth

My path swept clear of obstacles

Revealing the way forward


I start to follow the yellow brick road

And suddenly I cannot stop

I have started on a new journey

Leaving tentative plans behind


The wind is blowing in my back

Its force pushing me to follow my resolve

I am standing on top of the mountain

And I am no longer afraid to fall


The wind… will catch me;

The wind stirring my soul

The wind of change.


  • Author: Felicia Leader (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 17th, 2023 13:44
  • Comment from author about the poem: This poem - you guessed it, is about making life changes. I wrote this poem after I made the decision to go in a new direction. As you can tell from the poem, it felt so good and such a relief to make these changes and to finally get unstuck from a situation which was no longer working for me - like a breath of fresh air! The poem also expresses how just one change can lead to an unstoppable roller coaster of changes, which are often long overdue. Most importantly, this change was the opportunity for me to come back to the best version of myself - which is easy to lose and hard to re-find when it's gone (temporarily). My hope is that this poem gives other people the courage they need to move forward, if they are considering a positive, long overdue change of their own! Warmest wishes, Felicia
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 14
  • Users favorite of this poem: aDarkerMind, Bobby O.


  • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

    I really like your poem ) I like the mention of the wind and the yellow brick road .. a really good writing . Letting go and moving forward

    Thanks for sharing this

    • Felicia

      Thanks so much Violet bluebell - you are the first to read my poetry.=! I am grateful for the encouragement - glad you liked it. I look forward to reading yours.
      Best wishes

    • Bobby O

      Resolve. It is perhaps the greatest trait. It speaks to one who is brave and has knowledge and sees the future as a chance to build a legacy of good. I liked this piece and the metaphors chosen were engaging.

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