Transformation as a Choice — Six Word Fridays

by Belinda Munoz on September 3, 2010

I see trouble all around me
Peace in my time, no guarantee
There and everywhere, things get ugly
Now and later, oh so iffy

The mountains are big, spirit small
When I see a curve ball
I slip, I wobble, I fall
Wishing to run, instead I crawl
Hoping to go, instead I stall
Where’s the end to it all?

What’s that you say?  Horse sh*t!
What’s the matter?  Get over it!
(My, that’s blunt, I must admit.)

Is it an issue of trust?
Is it a question of lust?
Is it a pain to adjust?
Is something that isn’t a must?
Has the shine turned into rust?
Are your prized possessions gathering dust?

Take heart for nothing is permanent
What’s here will someday be absent
What’s near may soon be distant
There’s an end to every segment

Does this make sense to you?
Is it too passive for you?
Do I seem without a clue?
Is it out of context, askew?
Are you compelled to bid adieu?
Would you rather stay and argue?
Do the above questions annoy you?

You could do something, or nothing
Either way, things will be changing
May not be to your liking
The world will still keep spinning

So, what is it gonna be
While we’re here, you and me
Track the ugly or discover beauty?
Hear the cacophony or the harmony?
Focus on the falsehood or sincerity?
Feed the hungry or the greedy?
Be what we wish to see?

Transformation often begins with a choice.

The choice is ours to voice.



  • Have you ever gone through a transformation?  Was there an outside agent involved or did it start from within?
  • What are your thoughts on transformation?  Good?  Bad?  Ugly?  Possible?  Impossible?
  • Does transformation require a critical mass to be worth anything?


Today’s word is TRANSFORM.  Intrigued?  Check it out!

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1 Elle September 3, 2010 at 3:20 am

I always LOVE your six word fridays.


2 Katie September 3, 2010 at 4:46 am

Good word, transformation. Critical mass can be inside just one person – small choices can transform a life. I feel blessed to have discovered the small change revolution where simple, life tweaks gather momentum for big life transformation. I feel like a different person than I was five years ago because of my many small choices. Thanks for an inspiring Friday post, Belinda. Have a great and transformational weekend.


3 Christine LaRocque September 3, 2010 at 5:15 am

You are a master at this. Really. You amaze me each week.

“There’s an end to every segment” – I’m banking on it!


4 Tracy Todd September 3, 2010 at 5:15 am

The human spirit has the most amazing ability to adapt to change. Change is inevitable. So, transformation is probable and most definitely possible.

I am living proof of that as I went from an active, fully functioning human being to paralyzed from the neck down in one split second. Physically, I didn’t have a choice. Emotionally, I could choose between adapting and transforming my mindset or just giving up.

I chose… transformation!


5 ShannonL September 3, 2010 at 5:20 am

Wow, that was very cool. I loved it! :-)


6 Aging Mommy September 3, 2010 at 5:46 am

Another great piece of writing, wonderfully crafted. I really like the line Feed The Hungry Or The Greedy. I think for me personally the most significant transformation for me occurred on becoming a mother. Or rather after, having to relearn and redefine me and climb on back up and into life. But I am proud of the fact that when that curve ball knocked me flat I did get back on up, albeit very very slowly. Also now I really do appreciate life so very much more and feel the need to make the very most of each and every day.


7 Tony Single September 3, 2010 at 7:10 am

Belinda, I love how you don’t mince words in your poetry. Unlike mine, yours is clear, direct and concise. There’s no fluff here, and you seem to be in complete control of your wordage. Nice. :)


8 Kate September 3, 2010 at 7:17 am

I love your words, I’m never sure if I want to smile or cry while reading them, but they always touch me and uplift me so thank-you.


9 TheKitchenWitch September 3, 2010 at 7:51 am

You just reminded me of a word I love: cacophony. I need to use it more…although I prefer to LIVE with the harmony.


10 Heather Caliri September 3, 2010 at 8:27 am

I always resist change until I “Get over it!” I could use a blunt voice around occasionally :)


11 Justine September 3, 2010 at 9:57 am

This gave me goosebumps. Brilliant as usual.

You’re so right – transformation does begin with a choice.


12 Tessa September 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm

the rhyming along with every line keeping to the six words. wow. just wow.


13 Mel Gallant September 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm

“Either way things will be changing” can be applied to so many global, local and personal conflicts. Choice – yes, action is the only way to create that change for betterness (not a real word but I like it) ;)


14 Tess The Bold Life September 4, 2010 at 9:52 am

Hi Belinda,
I’m going for transformation one small penguin step at a time. I’m doing Vegan Mondays beginning Monday. We’ll see how it goes from there.


15 cj Schlottman September 5, 2010 at 6:12 am

First, thanks for stopping by The Red Sweater. I so appreciate your comments. Now, to this post. Awesome! You pretty much covered it all and made it rhyme, too. The juxtaposition of so many disparate ideas is creative and very smart writing.

Thanks for a good one……….cj


16 Joy September 6, 2010 at 2:30 am

Hi Belinda,
Wow..awe-some on so many levels..We have a choice..always..
Transformation is part of my life.. it’s something I embrace rather than fear..a process of growing and learning and creating as I move along…


17 Rudri September 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Belinda: This is powerful, succinct and touches my core. Brilliant, my friend, brilliant.


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