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Picking Up Lilies

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


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Never did get back to sleep.
Too many thoughts skipping
down memory lane
picking up lilies.
Instead of resurrecting old guilts,
and beating myself up over
what I didnít do,
I framed it differently.
I thought about what
I should have said.
Not in anger,
but what my truth was
at that time.
What I didnít know how to say then
I put into words now.
And for the first time I felt peace
instead of anguish
attached to that thought.
I didnít change a thing,
except now I know
what I could have done
if I would have known how.

LGR(C)2/4/18

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Bluesy Socrateaser
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1 posted 02-04-2018 06:22 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

quote:
"What I didnít know how to say then
I put into words now.
And for the first time I felt peace
instead of anguish
attached to that thought.
I didnít change a thing,
except now I know
what I could have done
if I would have known how"
A most profound insight, Miss Lori.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Bluesy
I just hope I can continue to transform the effects of my past traumas on me by reconciling memories. ~L
Poet In Pink
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As we mature over time we often look back at situations we wish we could of handled differently. I guess that wisdom we've always heard about finally catches up with us Nicely penned ~ Enjoyed
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 02-05-2018 04:37 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkythinkin',
For over a decade I was stuck in thinking shoulda, but never any deeper because that was painful enough. I didn't kick myself this time. ~L
 
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