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We all make mistakes in life. Some are worse than others. Just remember to keep on going.

Shine On

Don't look back at all those times you failed -
They are in the past
And can not be changed.

Don't look back on the painful losses -
They were not meant to be anyway.

Don't look back and cry over lost time -
For you are just wasting more time
and contradicting yourself.

Don't look back on everything you didn't get -
Focus on what you have
And how blessed you are to have them.

Don't look back and regret falling in love -
You enjoyed it while it lasted.

Shine on and don't look back.
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Hi. your poem really touched my heart. and am crying as am writing this cuz lot of things have gone wrong in my life. and now an left in the dark to choose a new direction and i dont know what that is. all i have is faith and hope left. and your poem just mademe realize that its not bad to dream and hope after all. thank you. keep up the good work. -Manish

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