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.
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.