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Hoping For a Better Past

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Hoping For a Better Past

A lifetime of dreams, failures and successes
Agonizing energy spent 
Looking in past failure's 'rear view mirror'
Failures following, looming larger and larger,
Encompassing all of me
I am wishing...hoping... for a better past.

The present moment, the key to my future,
Consumed, as I grieve my 'loss of dreams',
Thoughts focus on past failure’s 'rear view mirror',
The past, forever evolving into nothingness,
Encompassing all of me
I am wishing...hoping...for a better past.

FEAR, is only "Fantasized Events Appearing Real” 
However, difficult to remember,
Each fearful thought, I ask, "Is it true?"
Freedom, from fearful thoughts…how liberating 
As I disappear into the 'rear view mirror'
Less and less of me exists in the present moment
I am wishing...hoping...for a better past.

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  1. Date: 3/31/2011 3:06:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today and I'm looking forward to reading more. Take care. Dana'lynn

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 2:56:00 PM
    I can hear and feel the sadness very well written Thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 2:53:00 PM
    Very intriguing "Hoping For a Better Past". I think a lot of people can relate to this thought. I like it.

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 2:33:00 PM
    Creative and impressive verses on hope, Lucinda