“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