"A Letter To The Past"

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wouldn't it be nice if one could still know people from grade school and our younger years

"A Letter To The Past"

I wrote a letter to the past,

a type of warning, a note of love

or so I thought,

to warn me of what will not last

of truths I now find were lost

yet maybe now maybe not,


I told myself of my first love,

of all the friends from schools I knew,

with hope and awe of how things end,

or don’t, but seemed they had,

 

I need to know of shitty friends,

that I thought were true to me,

I could avoid some time in jail,

for something that I did not do,

if I knew before what Don would

do to me,

 

I could have seen how big a cow

my first wife would turn in to,

of my friends who would die so young,

and be so missed, so missed by me,

 

if I could write the ones I knew,

and tell them how I felt in younger times,

in a way it would kill,

the wonder of meeting them again,

but not the joy of being young among

them all again,

but finally knowing my real friends,

were the ones' I knew when I was young,


I’d write to you and tell you how,

I missed and have always cared for you,

instead of blindly making so many errors,

when true happiness was already there.

© Sam Hyde

    03-11-11

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Tempestlady commented on "A Letter To The Past"

03-11-2011

Letting go and letting the truth in can be so painful. There was a reason for it all if it helps any. Whether we understand the why or not, loved the tempo, missed the rhyme, the message was right on time. Write on...........Tlady

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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