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Moving Forward - Poem

Updated on June 7, 2016
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Chloe has a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing. Her favorite genre is teen fiction and she hopes to one day write a best-selling novel.


In an effort to discover who we are meant to be
We must all travel many paths
Some long, and some short
People join and tag along
While others only follow momentarily
In this changing world it is difficult to know where the path will take us
Yet we are compelled to follow each as far as it will go
Through pain and suffering
Hurt and hardship
We continue
Hoping for better days
Where living is effortless


Life isn't about winning the race though
It's about meeting people, making friends
Living, and loving, and losing
Sadly nothing in this life is permanent
And the people who believe it is are just deluding themselves
We must make the best of what and who we have in our lives
And never take these things for granted
Our friends and enemies make us the people we are today
And without them, we would have nothing
We need their encouragement and discouragement
Help and hindrance, love and hatred
To continue along these paths
We cannot move forward without both wins and losses
These things make us stronger, more resistant
If life was easy it wouldn't be worth living
The challenges make it interesting, they make us try


They make us fight for the things we love in order to keep them
But some of those those things will never last
They fade into the darkness all too quickly
Into the depths of memory to be treasured or forgotten
Lost behind us on the path to be found by others
Hoping they will be treasured as we once treasured them
Memories change, feelings fade, and we are forced to let go of things we once held dear
We can't let these things hold us back
Because if we never move forward we will never be happy
And happiness is the goal of all
If you are happy with where you are in life, enjoy it
It may last, or it may not
Just keep traveling, and living, and learning, and loving until the end


© 2009 Chloe Davis Smith


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      seasoning 7 years ago

      i am sure your two best friends will benefit from this... if of course they read it

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      Chloe Davis Smith 7 years ago from Duluth, MN

      They both read it and liked it, but I don't think they quite understood what I was implying. They can be a bit dense at times.

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      Hilda 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      This is beautiful I could totally relate to it, I was at that stage of my life were i couldn't let, Fortunately I did but i still think about that person! Keep it up! I love your poetry,

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      Chloe Davis Smith 7 years ago from Duluth, MN

      Thanks. I'm really glad you liked it.

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      Miss Take 7 years ago

      very interesting i agree with your words of wisdom

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      MS PEGGY 7 years ago

      Beautifully expressed thoughts!

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      dracaslair 6 years ago

      this is true

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      james jenkins jr 6 years ago from deep in thought

      This is something that I could have needed to read through a couple of different situations. Thought provoking is an understatement. Beautiful hub.

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      Midtown Girl 6 years ago from Right where I want to be!

      I love the last two lines of your hub. You do hope that someone new can love them the way you did, and I firmly believe in loving someone enough to let them go.

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      Chloe Davis Smith 6 years ago from Duluth, MN

      Although I've discovered that in some instances you have to fight for people as well. So in the end I don't really know how good that advice is.

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      Midtown Girl 6 years ago from Right where I want to be!

      So true.

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      bleeding boy 6 years ago

      i'm going through a situation like this, and it's comforting to know people are facing the same thing and are being urged to move on. thanks

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      rashmisingh 6 years ago

      I can understand this so well-only don't ask me how!

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      Cheri Taylor 6 years ago from New York, NY

      love it..great poem!

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      Rebekah 5 years ago

      Very inspiring..

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      insearchof wisdom 5 years ago

      this greatly applies to my life currently thanks so much i really x2 needed this and everytime i may feel down i can reread this and it will help me cope and understand that this is part of life although it may sometimes be hard to accept....

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      sarcasticool 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Great poem. I feel it's meaning. Thank you for sharing.

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      Sthaapi 5 years ago

      I really loved it, thnx 4 sharing

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is a poignant and beautiful poem. Your honesty is touching and inspiring! No wonder this hub is so popular. : )

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      Murphy 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Sweet !

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      PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      Very nice poem. Thanks.

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      Mark 3 years ago from Moundsville,WV

      "lost behind us on the path to be found by others" wow that was amazing. Really enjoyed the reading

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      A great poem, full of meaning and full of truth, great writing, voted up, beautiful work, thanks ,Lee

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      Glenn Stok 12 months ago from Long Island, NY

      Every single word you have spoken holds the truth of life. You are very much in touch with reality and you express it well. The most meaningful words I have ever read.

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