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Wounds of the Past, Heal now I say!

Updated on November 20, 2014
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How do you shoo away the ghosts of your past from haunting you? How long can you keep that poker face and pretend you're okay from that massive wound that has caused you that brutal pain and anxiety? When your heart gets raptured and your soul drifted away, what do you do? It's time to heal that broken you. Surrender to the Universe, "what was" was no longer. So, say goodbye to the wounds of the past.

This hub is meant to enlighten and remind us to let go....let go of that excruciating pain, let go of those who have hurt us or whatever hurt us. It's time to bury their thoughts (somehow) and live, just breathe...breathe at the moment. Begin with your positive transformation right now, right here. The past WAS dead, you are not.

Wounds of the Past, Heal now I say!
Wounds of the Past, Heal now I say! | Source
We All Have A Choice
We All Have A Choice | Source


Oh wounds of the past, why do you continue to bleed?

Though I wrapped you already with a heavy gauze pad.

I tried everything I knew as a first aider certified

But somehow, you stubborn wound still oozes some blood.


I say no, and I reject the way you let me feel

I can no longer accept how you continue to hurt.

Oh wounds of the past, you have become so sensitive

That even the slightest touch would make me say ouch!


I tried my best to cover you up with food and drinks

And simply pretend that I’m at my best.

I bandaged you with drugs and pour alcohol

Then you were numb but just for a short time.


Stitches and stain may leave some marks

But I will gather my strength to open you up again.

Stick my hands inside and pull you out the core of pain

Let it bleed, let it ooze and then finally close.


Halt the pain though the scars may remain

No more silent cries from the sufferings.

I’d close my eyes and let grief fades away

Good riddance, adieu, you pernicious thoughts!


Oh wounds of the past, heal now I say!

Caroline Myss via Facebook
Caroline Myss via Facebook | Source


Copyright@CrisSp~TM / 10-2012. "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

© 2012 CrisSp

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    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      It is indeed Pavlo and that's part of the journey we have to embrace. Thank you for stopping by here.

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Great hub! Life is full of painfull things. Thank you.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Beth37! Hello and thank you for stopping by.

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      Beth37 

      5 years ago

      yes.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @rasta1: Yes, rasta. I couldn't agree more on you. It should heal by itself (and we try). Thank you for passing by my hubspace. Happy New Year!

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      Marvin Parke 

      5 years ago from Jamaica

      Letting it bleed out and heal by itself is the best option rather than stifling it with bandages..

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Collin dear, thank you for coming by. Always good to see you. I'm sure your mom feels the same way and hence, the visit. (: You see, she misses you and I bet you do too. What better way to express ourselves but through the gift of writing and vulnerability.

      Keep warm and say hello to the kitties.

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      ....well they say 'time heals all wound' and John Lennon once said "time wounds all heals" ..... I love the honesty and openness and frankness in your writing here.

      I have received at least 6 ghostly visits from my mum in this cottage over the last 2 years - she died back in 2004 so I know it's her - and she moves things around - the only other person to live in this cottage which is been mostly a summer cottage until I moved in here 8 years ago - was my dad.

      Sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time canada ontario 7:40pm

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      True say Rolly, it is indeed the perpetrator of the past that holds us captive and so we have to let go, no matter how painful the process is.

      It's good to see you back and thank you for your kind words.

      Love from the sky~

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Good Morning CriSp... lovely, thoughtful and filled with the passion that has set you free. The past can haunt like a fear in the night and the uncertainty we carry. Should we be captive of the past then we become worn down tired and defeated. It is then the perpetrator of the past holds us captive.

      Love the way you have brought this all together... a wonderful read and one I will be sharing...

      Hugs from Canada

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you SandCastle. It is, indeed specially if the wound is deep that even though we closed it, the scar will be there to remind us of the pain but somehow, we have to look at it the other way to remind us how strong we are to have endured the pain.

      Peace and love to you~

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      SandCastles 

      5 years ago

      Very well written CrisSp. Letting go of negative memories is a struggle.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Eddy! ♥

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      So heartrending, beautiful and shows great talent!!!

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Correct SkeetyD! If we don't let go, it will eat us up and maybe swallow us completely. Thank you for your visit and for leaving some feedback. I'm pleased to meet you.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh hello Carly, nice to see you again. Thank you for coming by and as always, I do appreciate your comments. I love Mr. Mister too and specially that song. You take care now....hope you're not affected by the storm threatening havoc. Love from the sky~

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      SkeetyD 

      5 years ago

      One of the hardest things is letting go of pain and the hatred for the person who cause that pain. But if we don't let it go, it can consume us. Very true and you have expressed that here. There is sadness and truth in your words. Great work!

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      Carly Sullens 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Beautiful! Rich with imagery and permision to be gone with the old wounds haunting us. Loved the Mr. Mister tribute at the end. A song I have long forgotten... But healing to hear again.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Michelle! Nice to see you here and yes, of course, we have to let go and let God. Thanks for always coming by. Appreciate your kind gesture and of sharing.

      Love and Light to you from the sky~

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, we have all got to let go of the hurts...they sneak up on you, so it's best to let go of them when they do! Thanks for sharing, CrisSP. I share too.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you b.Malin. Pleasure to meet you and I wish you well...peace and love to you.

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      b. Malin 

      5 years ago

      Wonderful thoughts Crispsp, relayed so Beautifully. I've got some New Wounds that need to be healed...so here I go taking your Wonderful Advice.

      I now look forward to Following your Hubs.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Nice to see you here coffee! Thank you for dropping by. I knew it's ok to feel sad and maybe angry at times and feel those zillion of emotions when we get hurt and I also knew that the pain will subside though the wound(s) may remain but remember, we are the enduring ones and so we'll bear the pain. I wish you well GF! Love and Light to you. ♥

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      A beautiful poem with great thoughtful thoughts and images that inspire too. However, I still have to work harder on my letting go...'coz those events still come back to haunt me in my thoughts especially when I am aiming to succeed for that 'thing' that has been and still is a priority. Once I'm there and be able to grab it with success, then, I'm free of the past, look back to 'them' and say..."Hey, I'm proud to be better off this way. You live in a cruel world; and my world is beautiful."

      Thanks, Cris!

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you afmolinajr! Appreciate you stopping by and voting up. Indeed, letting go is the hardest but such is life and so let go and let God.

      Peace~

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you manthy. Nice to meet you.

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      Alejandro Molina 

      5 years ago from Metro Manila, Philippines

      this is a very interesting hub! letting go is always the hardest part. Voted up!

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      Mark 

      5 years ago from Alabama,USA

      I like this hub very inspiring

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      My shiningirisheyes, thank you for your visit. I'm glad to know you've overcome the pangs...keep shining now.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      No, thank you btrbell! Indeed, we all have a choice though at times, it's hard to simply just say it and pick specially when love ones are involved. As always, your presence here is highly appreciated. Keep smiling.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Mhatter99. Exactly what it is...the wound may close but the ugly scar will always be there to remind us.I wish you and Arlene happiness for a lifetime.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I take comfort in the wise words to maturely and creatively woven through your poetry.

      Having quite a few years on you, I commend you for achieving this insight much earlier in life than I did. My life has been so much easier as maturity took over and those hurts didn't seem as important.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      This is beautiful and very true! There are few people who live life unscathed. But there are many who choose to wallow in it. Great hub, great message! Up and beautiful! thank you!

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Great poem!Congratulations and thank you.There are some pains in life that don't go away (and I pray you are spared these). It is like exposing food to salt. Wash all you want but there will still be a trace. But Arlene and I loved each other so much, we bore the pain.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      "Let go and let God"--keeping that in mind grand old lady. Thank you for always coming by. Hope all is well with you in your part of the world.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Yes, ahorseback! No more pain...easier said than done but will do, will do! Thank you so much for your very motivational comments. Sometimes, we all need that gentle push. And of course, that pretty black dress. Thank you for putting a smile on my face today. It means a lot.

      Love from the sky~

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Very wise. I find that when we hold on to our wounds of the past, the one we hurt the most is ourselves. As they say, let go, and let God. Thank you for sharing.

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      ahorseback 

      5 years ago

      For such a beautiful young lady to write such as this , I love it ! Through it away now !, NO more pain , live , laugh , love .........you're my youngest hero ! You are special , you are powerfull !....:-}

      I know ....put on that little black dress ! And smile !

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello sradie! Thank you for your visit. I very much appreciate your presence here and for taking the time to comment. I take your words, "tis better to do the right thing in the beginning.". Cheers to a good life!

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I couldn't agree more on you rcrumple, we have to find the shut off valve sooner or later...the sooner the better. And yes, easier said than done but life must go on...thank you for your visit and for your kind words. Happiness always!

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you vocalcoach for dropping by and for sharing my hub. As I said, I mean to enlighten through this hub and I hope the message get across. Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you billybuc. Yes, yes, be gone indeed! Happy to hear that there's no more burden to carry around for you. Live, laugh, love~

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      sradie 

      5 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      How they linger sometimes, other times we consciously retrieve them from the recesses of our minds. The wounds haunt and return often as fresh as the day they were received. It would have been better to properly treat them in the first place rather than just bandage them in hopes they would go away. Infection is relentless unless we properly treat our wounds. Tis better to do the job right in the beginning. Good post.

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      Rich 

      5 years ago from Kentucky

      Really a great poem and a very strong message. The pains we endure in life are many. They'll continue to ache as long as we allow. We have to find the shut off valve sooner or later and let them heal. Easier said than done, but a must if we intend to get on with life! Life is always ahead of us, never behind. Great Job!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      This is such a needed message for all of us. A beautiful presentation which I am happy to share. You have said it all in such a way that all will be touched and inspired to move on. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Be gone indeed! Quite a weight to carry around; so happy I am lighter on my feet these days. :) Beautiful work Cris!

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      I, too, have been off and on, and haven't really written anything new here lately. Thank you for the sweet comment and kisses to my lil' angel. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      FaithReaper, thank you so much for coming out first. I've been on and off HP these days---flying and I know I've missed quite a lot like the arrival of the new bundle of joy in your family. Congratulations! Saw the new profile. How lovely! Thank you for sharing your blessings with us. I'm so glad we connect. Appreciate your kindness.

      Love from the sky~

      P.S. Kisses to the lil' angel.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, let us let go of those past hurts and move forward, as we cannot change the past ever!!! Powerful hub dear one. Very wise words written here. "Praise God we don't have to hide scars. They just strengthen our wounds and soften our hearts. They remind us of where we've been, but not who we are!" Beautiful and profound. Love the video, broken wings . . . Voted Way Up

      You are such an inspiration. Sharing God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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