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don’t allow your past to have power over you,

haunt your future,

or silence your voice,


extricate past abusers by throwing their negative words and actions into a heap

sending it out with the rubbish

and allowing the vultures to determine their fate


with the rubbish gone

plant some flowers in its place


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110 thoughts on “past

  1. This poem is powerful. I love the vivid imagery. I especially liked:

    by throwing their negative words and actions into a heap
    sending it out with the rubbish
    and allowing the vultures to determine their fate

    I can almost see the vultures destroying the negative words and actions.

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    • YAY! Sheryl you just made my day. If i wrote anything well enough for you to visualize, I am thrilled. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment, I deeply appreciate it.


  2. Thank you for sharing!.. πŸ™‚

    β€œThere are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, people we can’t live without but have to let go.” ― Nancy Stephan

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  3. This post is amazing. Thanks for sharing it. Sometimes it is very difficult to let go of the past. It is easier said than done for a lot of people including me. A lot of us as humans tend to live in the past and never move on. But I see where you’re coming from. Very nice words.

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      • That is the best place for it, In the Past.. Keep your focus on the Now.. while ever we hang onto what was, the hurts and wounds, it festers inside, releasing it and knowing the past has no hold over you anymore is liberating.. We are only wounding ourselves by keeping those thoughts alive..
        I know its difficult especially when wounds run deep, Goodness knows It took me a long while in overcoming the rejection of my mother.. But is all doable.. With patience with ourselves and learning forgiveness. And than to look and also turn it around and being thankful, For each lesson, each heart ache is a learning curve which strengthens us, And without the past we would not be who we are today.. So I now give thanks for the past, while letting it go.. For I am stronger for the experiences.. ❀ ❀

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      • deepest thank you Sue……………yes, it is so difficult when wounds run deep and wide but letting go is exactly what I am working so hard at accomplishing. living in the moment and letting the rest go. thank you for being such a wonderful teacher.

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