How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Main Forums
 Open Poetry #50
 My Room of things Past
 1 2 3 4
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Michael, Denise   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

My Room of things Past

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
JerryPat2
Member Laureate
since 02-06-2011
Posts 15850
South Louisiana


0 posted 04-29-2017 07:09 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2


remnants of
a past life is spread out
within my sanctuary
little things
some are important
all part of a life before
just look at that . . .
Shattered Hopes and Dreams
my room of things past
tell me who I were
maybe still am
at times that is good
often times not so much
the sanctuary is not orderly
no
like much of my life
a hodgepodge of things
overlapping
seeking recognition
solace
I stand at its entrance
listening to the moans of Lost Love
seeing reality of days gone by
there, look there
A Glimmer of Hope shines faintly in the corner
a smile creases my face
remembering joy in my heart and a new start
but with a death rattle
Glimmer of Hopeís light goes out
in its place
a Williwaw blew
Incriminations and Accusations my way
they know not Iíve made peace
with myself
Iíve . . .
unfilled my heart
of  the Sanctimonious Ones
who were there also
pointing and laughing
at my trials and disappointments
I was told
forgive yourself
and you will have peace
and I did that
why then
that being the case
do I once again stand
at the gateway
of
my sanctuary
where all the bones are buried

©March 7, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
© Copyright 2017 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
Lori Grosser Rhoden
Member Rara Avis
since 10-10-2009
Posts 7685
Fair to middlin'


1 posted 04-29-2017 08:57 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

If letting go was easy, people wouldn't make such a big deal about doing it. It's hard to put some things to rest. It is strange the little things that can bring something back.
~L
JerryPat2
Member Laureate
since 02-06-2011
Posts 15850
South Louisiana


2 posted 04-29-2017 09:00 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Oh, you are so right, Lori, but the truth is, although I still visit my past I do not visit it with hate in my heart as I did for so many years. You always seem to say the right thing, and I thank you.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

P.U Stinkenbaum
Member
since 03-09-2017
Posts 243
Watersking with Tidy-Bowl Man


3 posted 04-29-2017 10:29 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

quote:
I was told
forgive yourself
and you will have peace
and I did that
why then
that being the case
do I once again stand
at the gateway
of
my sanctuary
where all the bones are buried
I feel you can 'stand in the gateway' of your "sanctuary" and feel very peaceful. Putting things to rest is just that. No obliteration, just an acceptance and respect for what once was your life. Now you live another one. Re-inventing yourself is a way to reincarnate yourself without having to die first.

Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...

JerryPat2
Member Laureate
since 02-06-2011
Posts 15850
South Louisiana


4 posted 04-29-2017 10:34 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Peace and I, PU, are getting closer and closer these days. Thanks for the comments.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

JerryPat2 will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Main Forums >> Open Poetry #50 >> My Room of things Past Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2014
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors