Change Poem

Sometimes even though we are terribly unhappy the thought of change is terrifying.  The poem below by Imago Board member Ljilijana Bastaic captures both the difficulty and the opportunity in risking moving beyond the safe and familiar.

YOU and ME

We carry our chains everywhere

Feather light, or led heavy.

Our habits, our fears, our pride.

Lazing us

Binding us


Till there is no air in the space between us,

and the battle for survival starts.


YOU and ME

cornered and chained in the dark

On the end of our strengths

On the edge of our mind

With nothing to lose but US

We light the torch, our prison gets lit up

Looking, feeling, realizing

Our corners, our worlds differ so much

Yet the chains still connect us


YOU and ME

Shaken, broken, hears still bleeding

We follow the torch where it is leading

Without being much aware

There is a CHANGE in the air.

                                 by Ljilijana Bastaic

Posted by Laura

Laura Marshall, LCSW, is the founder and director of the Sagebrush Center for Relationship Therapy. Her experience spans thirty years of supporting couples and individuals to create healthy and meaningful lives and relationships. She is also adjunct faculty for the New Mexico Highlands School of Social Work. She lives with her husband Steve and five sons in Farmington, New Mexico.

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