Embracing Change Through Poetry

By: Dave Brummet

The Brummet’s began writing professionally back in 1999 and wanted to use this as a tool for sparking positive change and motivating readers to lead more proactive lives. According to Lillian: “Poetry has the unique application of allowing the writer to express their own hopes, dreams or pain, and to explore creative use of words, rhythms, fantasy, truths and rhymes.”

The couple teamed up to share their poetry in the book Rhythm & Rhyme. Their different writing styles are at their best in this incredible collection – celebrating nature, questioning society, expressing grief and embracing love. Some of the poetry in this book reflects on the emotional turmoil of ailing parents, long-term caregiving, the gut-wrenching waiting period of knowing the end is coming, and eventual grief of their passing. Other poems speak about the strange emptiness that is left when old wounds are healed. You’ll also find poems that celebrate life, music, love, animals and nature.

Keep The Change – by D Brummet

Looking out my window at the silent park

Rain is streaming down through the misty dark

I’d sit and have a smoke

But I don’t have a light

Don’t even feel like

Going on the town tonight

Went back to my hometown nothing seemed the same

Had a look around but I knew no one by name

Fields have sprouted buildings

The roads have thickened up

With the flow of frantic traffic

That doesn’t seem to stop

Its not the same, as time moves on

Things will evolve, right or wrong

There is no choice for you to make

No other path for fate to take

But you can choose

To keep the change

You can keep the change

Try to do finances, but I can’t get it through my head

That if I don’t succeed I’ll have nothing when I’m dead

Keepin’ up with the Joneses

No time to stop and play

How can you be a kid again

If you have to grow up today

Looking out my porthole where there used to be a park

The nozzles spray some moisture, the lights go out at dark

If I go out they’ll find me

And try to make me right

So I stay here in my cubicle

And hide throughout the night

Camping Holiday – By L Brummet

Showering sounds of



Pouring water

Moving ’round rocks and branches

Like flames ’round logs

Knocking boulders


Drowning out all other sound

Except rustling wind

Through boughs where

Birds shout and play

And the echoing response


Like chimes in my heart?.?

Find Rhythm & Rhyme via AMAZON USA and AMAZON CANADA.

After moving to their dream location (in the Kootenay Region of BC, Canada), the Brummets have been methodically converting the abused lot over to the little park it has become – and in doing so have gained certification with bee, pollinator and wildlife organizations. Their home, too, has become energy efficient via the many upgrades they have done. Their business includes Dave’s music studio and percussion accessory products and graphic design work as well as numerous award-winning non-fiction books and popular blogs. Find them at Brummet Media.  

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