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No Looking Back

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 02-01-2000 06:15 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

No Looking Back

The past is just that...the past-
We cannot change it, or take it back.
It is not ours-to be undone, even if only to release us from regret,
We must accept the reasons, resist the temptation to ask why.

Instead we should learn from life's many lessons,
Grow stronger in its challenges, expect there will be more to come.
Focus on the future, fate will provide our path,
Live in the moment, treasure the gifts of this time.

Search for the light that shines in all our hearts,
Reach-without hesitation, touch and be touched-by a friend.
Love and respect yourself and others will follow, make understanding the way.
Find peace and inspiration in your own soul...trust in your heart...
and then just simply believe.

Janet Marie-12/30/99

this was written by request, for a friend and poetic mentor who wanted me to try writing without rhyming. Its meaning was inspired by the coming new year and how we tend to look back at our lives.

 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-
remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
Janet Marie


© Copyright 2000 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
Gene
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quote:
this was written by request, for a friend and poetic mentor who wanted me to try writing without rhyming. Its meaning was inspired by the coming new year and how we tend to look back at our lives.


Sorry, Janet Marie, but your words rhyme to me no matter what.  These are beautiful thoughts.

~Gene
Denise
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2 posted 02-01-2000 07:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, Janet Marie!  

Denise
Janet Marie
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as always...we know Denise is here...supporting us along...thank you...
Gene...you make me blush...and smile...thanks for your sweet words...everyday this place inspires me more...thanks, janet marie

 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-
remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
Janet Marie


Munda
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4 posted 02-02-2000 05:22 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

A wonderful and very true poem Janet Marie.
JOY 14
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How true is that?  Very.  I have to keep reminding myself of those things every day.  Thanks for the reminder of what really matters in life, Janet Marie!

Joy
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How true..This speaks a great truth.. What a wonderful poem..

 MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU,
MAY THE WIND BE ALWAYS AT YOUR BACK
MAY THE SUN SHINE UPON YOUR FACE
THE RAINS FALL SOFT UPON YOUR FIELDS
AND, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN,
MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND

Irish Blessing
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Janet Marie, this is a beautiful poem...I agree with Gene, your words will always rhyme to me in some way.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie



 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
TexUS
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On those melancholy days, when I ponder the past...and think those "what if's"...



I need to remember the wisdom of these words.


Excellent write.
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such a gorgeous heartwrite
smiling at you
and hugging lady Serenity
for bringing this one
forward
Martie
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And barely a kitty-litterbation in the bunch!!!!!  

 
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