Sunday, December 19, 2010

Changing the Future by Looking at the Past

Changing the Future by Looking at the Past
This year the earth revealed its splendor,
 I watched keenly and wrote with joy,
As each delicious moment appeared,
The pleasures were mine to enjoy,
Yet I knew everything in my path,
Was not deserved, whether good or bad,
Possessions and talents squandered,
The things I wanted or thought I had,
Slipped dancing before my eyes,
Laughs I’ve given and sorrows, too,
Started coming back, one at a time,
Returning as Capistrano’s swallows do,
Time elapsed quickly like sand in a glass,
Keeping me mindful of family and friends,
I invested in friendship and gave love away,
Stayed vulnerable, bending with the winds,
My yesterdays were counted and gone,
Once spent, no way to pull them back,
But each day was a bonus and not my last,
That’s why I am so very determined,
To change the future by looking at the past,
Each day I’ll do an unexpected good,
Because everybody is broken in some way,
I’ll reach out to those who feel misunderstood,
I’ll be encouraging, patient and gentle every day,
I’ll try to make this year even better,
For there is still so much to be done,
I’ll lead by example, helping with love,
Reaching out to the world, one by one.


  1. Here is the end of the year awards 4 you, enjoy!

    End of The Year Awards 4 Friends of Jingle or Jingle Poetry Community

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Your support has been a delight to us, at this time of the year, We wish you all the best !

    Link up to 3 poems to our potluck today, We send blessings all the way to brighten your day!

  2. ah time...the ever elusive ghost. Well done;)

  3. Time is like holding the wind in your hands. Thanks for your comments.

  4. Jingle, thanks for all you've done this year. Thanks to all who've helped with this awesome project. It's brought relief from stress and smiles to all.

  5. I'm overtaken by your matter the past(a good lesson in there) the moment for lovingkindness is now!! Thank you...

  6. Words to live by. Our past should teach us to better ourselves.

  7. We can't change the past and we might not want to. Whether bad or good the past has helped form you into the special person you are today. What we do with the future is based on our choices. Choose whether to lament the past or help others get past their own brokenness.

  8. Very sharp and keen - a pleasure to read that life is life without the need for masks to make it seem as one would like it to be

  9. It's the way I choose to live, knowing full well that some hide behind masks and screens. Of light and darkness, I choose light.


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