Learn More

Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 5,195 Points (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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Take It Back. From The Past by Lawrence S. Pertillar )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Phantom Tear, Michael P. McParland
  2. Poetry..., Feride Serin
  3. Please, Michael P. McParland
  4. One More Time, Kyle Schlicher
  5. Please 2, Michael P. McParland
  6. Needful, Kyle Schlicher
  7. Shoes, Saiom Shriver
  8. 3 Years Since, Michael P. McParland
  9. Meri Kahani, Hardik Rupapara
  10. An Odyssey Of Drudgery, Saiom Shriver
[Hata Bildir]