I sit reclined upon this scathing sand,
With the resort of the present behind me,
Belly laughs and dances and skipping,
And the broiling sea of the past before me,
Do-overs and regrets and flashbacks,

I spy herds of elephants migrating along the horizon,
A parade of weighty emotions,
Carrying memories myriad of years past,
Mirages of yesteryear images against the sunset,
Fizzing above the waves,

The herd continues unabated,
Each heavy footfall was pachyderm remembrance,
A weighty vision of events past,
My brain sits astride them gazing back at me,
Quizzically inquiring why I look upon their assemblage of years gone,

Why look back?
Why hark to the trumpeting?
Forget the elephants and pain,
They do not walk in your future.

Comments
  1. To look back, is to remember where you came from..I think we are all allowed a glance in that direction, while we move forward:)

  2. A beautiful message of hope for the future. I quite liked the elephant imagery and allusions to their qualities… i.e “pachyderm remembrance.” Nicely done as always.๐Ÿ˜Š Blessings to your day. Happy Sunday!

  3. Only by looking back and healing the pain can you move forward, otherwise you will always be running away and your past is going to follow you around and cause pain until you face it and let it be healed ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

  4. Carol anne says:

    Awesome! Vivid imagery! I loved it! โค

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