~ The Woven Threads of Life ~

image from PaisleyMoon.com

“Live and learn…die and forget it all.”

(One of my Grandmother’s quotes.)

Faded hopes and remembered dreams,

Nothing stays the same.

All things serve Life’s tapestry,

and regrets are a pointless game.

I think it’s just nature to look back

to the past, and wonder why

some things change forever

in the blink of a human eye.

In and out of each other’s lives

we’re woven, like so many threads.

Some stay in our lives for quite awhile

and some only stay in our heads.

That we can remember times gone by

is both a blessing, and a curse.

A blessing, for all the good times, smiles,

and lessons learned from those that were worse.

But each moment, good or bad,

has formed the person that is you.

If you had the chance, would you change your past?

Or let it stand, knowing that you grew?

There are always things we wish were different,

but the pain is part of Life’s song.

So don’t look back in hollow regret,

but know that adversity makes us strong.

Continue to live for the present and future

and don’t worry about the past.

Learn your lessons, and then go on.

Because this day could be your last…..

~ C.L.R. ~ © 2011

About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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18 Responses to ~ The Woven Threads of Life ~

  1. Tino says:

    Great flow to this and the message it carries, knowingly or not, is spot on!

    Thanks for sharing

  2. eebrinker says:

    that is so true ….. reminded myself this last few weeks, trying to get over and through this food poisoning —– feeling like death and like are really going to die. it made me realize that i am my work: that achieving and finishing art and the various half-started projects is all i have. is what i am ….. and that i should use the time more wisely. now if i could just get out of the bathroom long enough …. lol! really enjoyed this write, you bring a complexity that belies the easy-going nature of the delivery

  3. Bodhirose says:

    You are so right. Adversity helps build our character and bring about change–hard though to think of the rewards when we’re deep in the middle of some mind-boggling pain. But the love and good times definitely help form us too. xo

    A beautifully flowing write, filled with wisdom.

  4. Jo Bryant says:

    I love this one – I don’t think I can ever remember looking back and wishing things were different. Because all it would take is one turn left instead of right and I would be different – this would be different…

    • dragonkatet says:

      Thanks, Jo. Very true, and likely we may never know which turns would have brought us which changes, but it’s great that you don’t wish things were different! Hope your new year has started off well!

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  6. Beautifully done! I loved your words and your Grandmother’s. They raise ’em pretty smart and eloquent in your family. 😉

  7. Jo Bryant says:

    hey Corrine
    Happy New Year !! Thanks for following my words this year.

    Be Well in 2012

  8. eva626 says:

    this was wonderful…i am also liking the whole bog…great stuff you got here.

    nice to meet you. and cool theme.

    actually very cool theme

  9. Maybe we should keep only the good memories from the past and extract lessons from the mistakes. Regrets should be left behind for sure, tomorrow is always a better day offering much more chance and hope … Lovely post Corina!

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