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I wrote this after realizing that many of us let the past interfere with our present. We must learn to let go of the past so that it does not ruin our present or future.

The Past

The past holds many secrets
better left untold . . .
For to bring them to the present
its bitterness unfolds . . .

The memories we cherish
may be tarnished by its gloom . . .
Its darkness and its sorrow
is to what we are doomed . . .

There is no need relive the past
for to do so is in vain . . .
Yesterday's gone, today is here
why relive the pain . . .

Forget the past as you turn away
and wish it a farewell . . .
For no longer in the past
will your present dwell . . .
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6 Visitor Comments

this is a great poem and it truly means something. i think this is the best poem i have read
thought i was great needs to be a little bit longer though.
This is nothing but the truth. " let nothing stop you keep going on"
I could relate to this poem, it's meaning is very much true.
Now I understand what my best friend meant when he told me why relive it if it is going to hurt you.thanx
I only wish my husband could understand this!! My life and my childrens life would be alot better. Your wonderful and thank you maybe it will touch my love.

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