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To forget the past
Is to live as a 
Tree without roots 
To dwell on the past 
Is as a tree that does not grow 

Nostalgia for a forgotten 
Supposed time of joy abounds
When the present displeases
The past is ransacked
And held up as an ideal
Not paying homage to that great age 
That time of prosperity
That time when we all got along 
Is it seems amnesia gone too far 
Despite the mind often creating
A pseudo history
In order to comfort us
From our present misery

Accepting what can’t be undone
Nor recreated shows strength 
Moving on from the present
Unshackling oneself from the past 
Is a frightful exercise

To imbue one with good feelings
To connect with our history
Is the aim of reminiscing 
An endeavor 
That benefits us all

The past must never be forgotten 
Its story must at times be told
Lessons can be learned
But sadly almost never will

The pickling of a touch
A kiss
An intense yearning 
Or loss
Makes yesterday always present with today 

We can never forget the past 
The intense pressure of 
Emotions bubbling within
Will cause a step back in time 
That grounds us 
And helps us heal

The recycle bin of the mind
Deletes only for a time 
Any trauma 
That entered our psyche
Will never truly be expunged
Unnecessary memories 
Sometimes just refuse to melt away 

Some can dwell in the now 
And look to both the past and the future  
Others can never exit
A state of mind that cannot 
Contemplate the present or
Even want a future 

We must not forget
We must not hesitate to remember 
We must always think of today 
Always wondering what the past 
Can contribute to our future 

Live in the present 
Leaf through the pages of history
Expect the future 

Copyright © evrod samuel

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 5:27:00 PM
    very nice poem. Enjoyed. i am looking forward to reading more of your poems. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 7:58:00 AM
    wow i loved each word of the poem.have a great day.

    samuel Avatar evrod samuel
    Date: 8/16/2012 5:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank u much..much appreciated