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Don't Touch Old Wounds: a Poem
There are times and they could be many
when mind would bring up what should have been gone
some old memories more painful than any
like nothing has healed and just keeps going on.
Then before we know it life stops in its tracks
with the gloom of that memory spoiling all fun
as if piling all our misses and lacks
with obsessing over things that were said and done.
Like every passing face is looking down on us
recognizing grudge tormenting our heart
despite clumsy attempts to stop all that fuss
it poisons our life and its every part.
Could we let it go once and for all
and stop slaving to phantoms made up of shadows
allowing ourselves to take that joyful stroll
among daisies and butterflies of a sunny meadow.
So, don't touch those wounds, allow them to heal
life doesn't always have a taste of desserts
but much more is left to experience and feel
that will put a balsam on those old hurts.