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Prose For Thought – Peace with the Past

Peace with the Past

can you make peace with the past

when all you have to hold onto

is the red flamed anger

licking your clenched fists

soothing your closed eyes

smouldering, bitter embers

for so many years


can you forgive when you can’t forget

deciet so indulged

belief like the sun

assured of its dawn rise

trust broken like the sound of the birdsong

and so your world snaps like a finger

sharp and bone and blood


can you look back

rewind and reminded of mistakes

pennies in a jar

waiting to drop or kick over

waiting for the sore sting of sorry

forever lost chance

Can I make peace with the past

Emily Tealady 2013



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