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Jana Tovey
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0 posted 06-01-2000 09:56 AM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jana Tovey

I don't know why I did it...

As this phrase echoes through my mind
I picture the young man who utters it
I see the boy he is and the errors he makes
and I try to picture the man he will be.
The errors that the man will admit to
and learn from are harder to see...
but it's the mistakes that we remember best
better than the easy successes
which feel more like luck
than something worked for and, therefore, earned.
I hope he learns this much.
I hope he feels comfortable
about learning from mistakes
and does not try to bury them guiltily,
never to benefit.
Sometimes he does this now...
tucks the mistakes away, hides them,
and hides from them.
And I feel sad and scared
that he can't value them for what they are...
valuable lessons about life.
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TerryW
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1 posted 06-01-2000 10:55 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Jana~
    Very powerful poem, dear.  It is true, we must all learn from our mistakes, or face the fate of making the again.  But at least there is one thing good to remember....If you make mistakes, then at least you are human, and you are trying!!!



Love Ya~

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
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2 posted 06-01-2000 12:08 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Good poem, Jana. It's got a lot of truth and wisdom..
 
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