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Saturday, October 27, 2012

And Then We’ll See

Category: Poetry/Lyrics

Does the past ever spring up on you?
In little tidbits and broken flashes
In random pictures you view
Does it ever speak up and stir some ashes?
Do you ever come across
A dormant fireplace
That suddenly sparks a few brigth embers
Of Yesterday?
Do you remember the broken pictures
Or do you shy away?
Do you try to make some sense
Of your present and future?
Do these hidden gems
Speak of tomorrow?
Or are they simply the dying flutters
Of a broken arrow?
Did you once upon a time
Aim upon something
That was made irrelevant
By your current being?
The Beatles said that Yesterday
Seemed so very far away
But are our thoughts of tomorrow
Overcast by an ancient shadow?
Or is the thought of what is to come
Just an excuse to visit what is gone?
I am told that happiness lies in the present
That we make our life what we want
But how can I dismiss every little thing
That made me who I am - and which should I bring
To this promising future y’all talk about
Like it’s not the past of my future self
Like it won’t just repeat itself
in the years yet to come?
I think past, present and future
Are just a big fucking mess
And whatever I was, or am or will be
Is just another great mystery
I was, I am and I will be
Until I’m not - and then we’ll see.

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  • Nice piece, like the interweaving of Beatles imagery.

    Posted by deminizer  on  11/01  at  02:50 PM
  • This is a great piece, which I agree and disagree with. I do think it’s important to remember our past to help shape us now and for the future. I do think that it is important, though, to not dwell in the past or the future too much as we may miss what today brings. When I moved from Atlanta to Miami there were a lot of things in my past that I left behind, but it was for the best.

    Posted by stratman  on  01/31  at  04:29 PM
  • Thanks for your comment stratman smile The piece was a real life expression of the little fragments of the past that influence the future and the present - of how leaving them behind isn’t always easy as they seem to peep in throughout one’s history. Comment much appreciated smile

    - Star

    Posted by StarLizard  on  01/31  at  11:15 PM
  • This is an excellent piece of writing. It gave me a lot of food for thought. Can’t deny it hit home. It felt like you were talking about me.Who said it was easy. Moving on is very difficult, but I find writing and the support of loving friends has helped me get past those experiences and memories.I don’t think that one can get over completely certain things of the past, because they leave terrible scars.  Although those past issues may creep into our minds and plague us from time to time, I feel the less we dwell on them, or relive those experiences over and over the more positive our outlook toward our future will be so it doesn’t end up like a fucking mess so to speak. Thanks Stratman for this wonderful piece

    Posted by 12mimi22  on  03/28  at  09:01 PM
  • This is superbly compsed piece of thought provoking verse. So much covered. Nigh almost ALL touched. Not being one for using the vulgar language myself; the location and use of the one such word is perfect! Love it Star ~~

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/04  at  06:18 AM
  • This is a superbly composed piece of thought provoking verse. So much covered. Nigh almost ALL touched. Not being one for using the vulgar language myself; the location and use of the one such word is perfect! Love it Star ~~

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/04  at  06:19 AM
  • Thanks archangel smile I don’t always use the expletives, but when I do, it’s because I find no other word that will do. Not that I long for words. Words I have, but sometimes, raw and angry is just the ticket. Thanks for the comment, much appreciated smile

    - Star

    Posted by StarLizard  on  04/11  at  09:32 PM
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