"Of All Times, Why Now?"

Of all times, why now?
Is it to test me?
Is it to tease me?

Why not then?
When I was free to
do as I pleased.

Why after all this time,
do things of the past reappear
into my life?

Why do I let them linger?
When they were so far from my mind,
before now.

Before now,
the past was in the past,
but it caught up to me somehow.

And why can't I let it go?


© Copyright NMJ 2011


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rjsadowski 5 years ago

A good question. You cannot change the past, only the present and the future. We don't like to watch reruns on television, so why do we like to relive events in real life.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

It happens to most of us at some point or another. You just have to let it go again.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks for the comments and the advice. rj...i happen to like reruns, of good shows that is. like comedys, but on my shows that I watch religiously like the vampire diaries and such I cant wait for a new episode. I guess I'm still waiting on a new episode in my life. and sometimes the past wants to sneak in and confuse you.


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mljdgulley354 5 years ago

A visit to the past sometimes allows us to heal something that has dogged us for a long time. Beautiful poem


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Hi Nikki.

A super poem.

Sometimes the past comes back into are lives to haunt us. It's like the re-runs you watch on TV, do you watch the one's you don't like?? No so you want these past times to stay in the past and leave you alone. It's like bad dreams coming back each night.

Great hub Nikki as we all come to expect from you.

UP/A/B

Take care Nikki.

LOL Ghaelach


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

well the thing is, this part of my past wasnt bad, it just popped up again at a bad time, a time where i am otherwise engaged. i dont think there was anything that needed healing there. but thanks for the comments, and thanks for reading this short one.


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Well lets hope it's not a case of "The Good,The Bad,and The Ugly"

LOL Ghaelach


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

nope. its not a case of anything anymore.


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Good.

Have a lovely day.

LOL Ghaelach


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia

The past is what has shaped us into who we are today, the good and the bad are all a part of what shapes our views and emotions, so its not surprising that some things will revisit us in one way or a other. It's not a case of letting it go for me, it's more about accepting that the past happened and has influenced me in ways I may not have wanted.

I wish you nothing but the best my dear and will be voting this up as it obviously spoke to me :)


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank you nighthag. the past does and means different things for all of us. I accept mine as well and believe everything happens for a reason.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

why now. That does seem to be the question


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

a very perturbing question at that....


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I enjoyed this. It can be funny when things pop up from the past and "haunt" us nicely or not so nicely. And we second-guess ourselves... it is human, Nikki. ^_^


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks again. yes i am second guessing a lot of things right now...

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