Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Take It Back. From The Past


Take it back.
From the past.
Everything you have ever done.
And not with intent you might have had.

Take it back.
From the past.
All mistakes from childhood committed,
That sticks like glue and makes you sad.

People lie and pretend within their hearts they forgive.
Few do with a choosing of this to refuse.
And many refusing dare to call themselves 'Christians' too.
As they harbor embitterness with a praying done to do.

People try and hide their tears to weep.
While staying awake attempting to get sleep.
To come to realize those who make claims,
They have let time pass them by with a forgetting to forget.
But in their minds someone is reminisced to despise...
And they will never get over it.

Take it back,
All things ever done in your life.
Take it back to erase places, people and mistakes.
People lie and pretend within their hearts they forgive.
Few do but many others will remember every detail,
Of what someone else has ever done to them.
Yet will not mention at all anything they've done to others.
And with their druthers to do what they did to intend.

Take it back.
From the past.
And begin that perfect journey,
Free of blemishes and flaws!
And mistakes not to make again.

Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013
Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013

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