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since 2008-11-21
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0 posted 2009-02-02 12:08 PM

Wouldn’t it be a reprieve,
To walk backwards
Through the footpath of time?

Regrettably, there is no eraser
To expunge the marks of yesterday;
Past thoughts, actions, words.

Remorse, and pain remain,
Permanently cemented,
To the lining of our soul.

Wouldn’t it be solace,
If we could find a magic solvent
To dissolve away the days gone by?

Imagine the freedom,
From the prison of our history
Living and breathing forever.

Thoughts would swirl like smoke
From a cigarette, fading,
Disappearing – gone in a flicker.

Mind and body in synergy,
Actions full of shame would crumble,
Fallen rubble would liberate.

Words – sucked back into lungs
As quick as air gusting out of latex,
Into the wide open air.

Wouldn’t it be a cynical plan,
To keep what we’ve thought, done, and said,
Locked up with our own key?

Brain filled with thought-feeding parasites,
Limbs bound with eternal tie-halting exploits,
And vocal cords, sliced, beyond a mouth wired shut.

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since 2009-01-18
Posts 481
Stafford England
1 posted 2009-02-02 01:32 PM

I enjoyed this poem Prize. I can definitely identify with wishing to absolve past regrets, but without them there would be no personal growth, no lessons learned.

Never sigh for a better world, it's already composed, played and told.

since 2008-08-29
Posts 279
North Carolina
2 posted 2009-02-12 01:12 AM

The last stanza was my favorite, but the whole write was excellent. Regret and the past are two of my favorite things to read about
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