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Yesterdays

She swept the side effects of yesterday
Into an unknown place where
Longing transcends the ache
Of remembered years that cling
To wounds that never heal.

The haunting specter of childhood ghosts
Lost in some nostalgic fantasy
Sift sad shadows from the past;
Unwilling to release the pain
That surrounds her days and nights
With the relentless intensity
Of memories that will not fade.

Perhaps time is ready to embrace
The ceaseless repetition of all
The yesterdays, todays and tomorrows
Bringing reality to a new transition;
So the shutters of her mind closed
And in her darkness she found release.




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  1. Date: 8/31/2013 7:32:00 PM

    When you stand with one foot in yesterday and the other foot in tomorrow, you end up pissing all over today. Just something a friend recently helped me out with. I now only concentrate on today and what it has to offer. You have soup mail.,

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 6:55:00 PM

    Even with free verse you sustain a cadence that is as smooth as silk... such strong emotions expressed in your own inimitable style. Excellent word use! Love, Keith

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 11:02:00 AM

    A great write, my dear friend... kudos! Love and hugs, Jack xox

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 7:07:00 PM

    A beautiful depiction of the remnants of the gloomy past. In my experience the horror stays like a cancer. And thanks elizabeth for your kind comments on my poem Let there be Light. It pleases me to see that you have full insight into the cause my poem is pursuing. The poem aims at awakening the conscience of the evil doers. I wish you and other right thinking writers and poets to write against corruption and amassing of dirty money. Most appropriately run a contest on this topic. Rg -Mohammad

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 5:05:00 PM

    I see by the comments you were sick. I hope you are well now. This poem is very deep. Sometimes depression and sickness brings out the best poetry. I know it does in me.

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 10:22:00 AM

    Hidden passion comes out in to wonderful words. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 11:59:00 PM

    I'm speachless? :oO The deepness,and beauty of it...I'll be adding another one to the collection. ;o)

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 10:37:00 AM

    Very nice........... George

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 9:41:00 AM

    Brilliant Write Eliz..enjoy this much..nice share :) wish you all the best :) SK

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 9:31:00 AM

    Have I seen this one before? I've such a terrible memory. Anywho - Do I find death in the last line? Probably death is the only release from all the yesterdays, eh? Duh. I'm so slow these days. If I'm off track, LIz, filll me in. Love, daver

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 4:33:00 PM

    For us there are the memories that come with all the years.

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 2:15:00 PM

    I was just going through Yasmin Khan's comment where she inquired about your health, I wish you speedy recovery, my dear friend Elize. Your work is indeed an inspiration for part timers like myself, I hope to see much more of it

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 10:29:00 AM

    hey, Lizzy, how have you been? Put up some new poetry, my friend!

    wesley Avatar elizabeth wesley Date: 8/19/2012 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm hacking my way into oblivion with this terrible cough. Willing to share as I have more than enough if you can handle it,,, any takers?
  1. Date: 8/19/2012 9:49:00 AM

    Hiya Elizabeth...you have written a beautiful piece...thank you again for your support...hope to come back soon to read more...luv shannon

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 8:56:00 AM

    A wonderful heartfelt poem by you Elizabeth!Thanks for visiting and reading my poem.

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 8:39:00 AM

    Troubling but beautiful verse about ghosts from the past, Elizabeth...I like the optimism and hope expressed in the last verse....Have a blessed Sunday - Tim

  1. Date: 8/16/2012 6:06:00 PM

    What an incredible and moving poem this is. Thank you for this. I'm sorry I havn't been on the soup lately, but thanks a million for your support on my poetry. Keep writing! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 2:28:00 AM

    Great job on expressing yourself as in your emotion. Tony

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 12:46:00 AM

    Very deep very beautiful, very heart felt a magnicent piece. You are a very special poet Elizabeth my dear friend, and I hope that you like myself are dancing on mountain tops even though at times the rocks of life can be sharp and require a very skilled dancer!

    wesley Avatar elizabeth wesley Date: 8/19/2012 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My mountain has a top and a bottom. I travel between the two points frequently.
  1. Date: 8/14/2012 10:01:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading this one today..I am glad that I chose it...Sometimes childhood is not a happy contented time for a child and it leaves deep scars..Sara

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