Sunday, May 16, 2010

Moving On

Looking back
What could have been
Was never her way.
Focused only
On now,
She gives the past
Its dignified end.

Happy times
That are no more.
Sad times
Without purpose
Of being relived.
She knows
It’s better this way.

Events long gone
Ever clouded
In subjective
Far more available
In present tense.

Looking forward
Toward future bliss,
With hope and
As her guiding lights,
This can be
Her only way.


Brian Miller said...

it is better this way...we can learn from what came befoer but we cant live there...

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

which the the wiser way...
such a beautiful poem, Felicitas..
I love all the lines...
Have you a beautiful Sunday!

Jingle said...

handsome poem
we learn along the way...
Happy Sunday!

Monkey Man said...

Subjective memories. That is a great line and all the more reason for us to seek our better future than to change our past. Love reading you.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Nice...really nice poem.

Wendilea said...

Beautiful poem Felicitas. Reminds me of a closing chapter once lived.

Paul C said...

I like the uplifting and hopeful tone of looking forward.

otin said...

Always look forward! Life is too short to lament about the past.

Tracy said...

Lovely poem. Sounds like she has the right attitude though like most of us it took her awhile to get there.

justsomethoughts... said...

loved it

Mama Zen said...

Lovely! I wish that I had her good sense.

Cortney said...

This was really good. I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog. (: You have a new follower.

Anonymous said...

from this second forward its a new world....


Anonymous said...

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I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!


Rebecca said...

There is nothing sweeter than being able to put the past behind and to be able to look forward. The present is sometimes so difficult to stay in, but if one can do it, then it is can be empowering. I like your blog. Very nice.


Mary said...

Nice to meet you on Poets United. Well written poem. Sometimes the best alternative is to move on.

Diane T said...

I do think letting the past come to a dignified end is the way to go. Nicely crafted!

Fireblossom said...

Oh, you said it, Lady. Amen.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the wisdom in this poem. Good work!

Anonymous said...

great job.. a very inspiring poem :)

Carrie Burtt said...

Such a beautiful poem of truth and hope...i love it! :-)