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The Good Old Days

It’s all too easy To reminisce and languish in memories Our mind tricks us Rose coloured filter Applied to events past Negatives replaced with positives Significant details omitted Facts artfully edited Festooning flourishes added The canvas reworked The narrative nudged Remembrance airbrushed Our role as protagonist enhanced So yesteryear reappears with fondness Illuminated with a soft romantic glow Enhancing all things past Thus we yearn for a return To an illusion of time long gone If only we could focus And expend the same mental energy Creating a positive present And a future filled with promise Stop clinging to the ephemeral “good old days” Make your today count every day And invest energy wisely in your tomorrow

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