Poetry: Valley of the Past

What lies on the tracks of your past?
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What is the past?

Is it childhood, or youth, or one's sweetheart last?

Of winters passed and layers of dust?

Or of secrets beneath the rust?


Is it a jar of morning dew?

When love was enough to carry you through?

When having faith was easy to do?

When dreams were dreams to come true?


Was it a time of a different you?

When your eyes held a different view?

When you thought chances came in twos?

When you played the game of rules?


Was it a time of tragic fun?

And a show you always needed to hone?

Was it either a win or lose, no in-betweens?

Of conscience flown and drawing-ins?


Was it for the ghosts and haunted deeds?

For the I-love-you's said and unread?

For points proven and things done?

That you throw your past to the but returning wind?


November 29, 2015

© 2016 Carmen Beth

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Frank Atanacio 8 months ago from Shelton

this is very good poetry.. awesome..:)

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