The Silent Sword

(April 2,1997)

Don't Look Back


Sorrow.
I look back
And I see my loss.
I feel the shoving pressure of waves.
Friendly faces become cold and cross.
Crumbling to pieces stone is razed.

Anger.
I look back
And I see my mistakes.
Souls burn from overwhelming heat.
Screams and shouts for no one's sake.
Monstrous corruption growls and eats.

Remorse.
I look back
And see nothing can be done.
Darkness fills itself with blood and tears.
Delight and woe but misery has won.
So much more regret in the past two years.

Hope.
I look back.
I think of you and let it all go.
I hear your voice, a clear echo,
Crippling memories have you scarred,
Don't look back, that's not who you are.

Submitted: Sunday, July 29, 2012

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  • Alex Daydream (8/2/2012 2:38:00 AM)

    I don't even know what to say about this poem...definitely one of your best. I love the pattern of it, and how the images are created. Naturally the last part is my favourite :) but the entire poem is excellent; I know I've said it a few times but you really are a fantastic poet. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (7/30/2012 6:22:00 PM)

    A very optimistic write well written and poignant! That is the right move to make because the past is irreversible and tomorrow is just a dream or illusion! Therefore, today is what counts! We learn from our mistakes and move on seeking new horizons and you my friend, have the double advance of being so young and talented! What you went through sounds very familiar to me for I was there many times and got back on my feet again and again! I Wrote this poem titled: Back On My Feet A very positive way to look at reality at a very young age and this amazing write is a clear testament of my honest belief! 10+++ Keep it up my dear friend for you have what is need to make to the top of the Poetry World: TALENT! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo-New York City! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (7/30/2012 10:46:00 AM)

    It starts off very blear, about mistakes we have all made and wish we had not. Then it ends on a semi-positive rational note. Difficult to look back and it only has value if you wish to make amends. otherwise only pain.
    Very nice way you constructed this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Liz Amos (7/29/2012 9:34:00 PM)

    Yeah I have a lot of regrets too that if I look back at them, the pain is unbearable. So it's best to try not to. (Report) Reply

  • Amber Glistener (7/29/2012 7:19:00 PM)

    This is beautiful and so true. If you keep moving on, without looking back, it is hard to be sad. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (7/29/2012 12:22:00 PM)

    Great...dont look back especially this of past that will cut you deeply...move forward with eyes wide open...you will never step forward if you head looking at the back, and if you move like that you may take wrong lane...but sometimes we need to check our past..just recall using side mirror..the eyes stay infront but the past will be a side reference to not repeat same mistake again..learn and gained_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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