Looking Back

June 29, 2010
By Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore


There are times when I think the best place to be is back.
To go back there, to go back when
to return to the places I’ve already been.

It is safer, to be sure, on the worn and treaded grass: back.

It winks and sways in the light of the sun
inviting, tempting, as if a new journey hasn’t already begun.
But one look back could be my last
one glance behind and lost is the future path.
In the past I would remain, lonely and forgotten
as the present slips by me, wind carrying cotton.

The path left behind is old and worn
back there, I remember, there were a few thorns.
The grass up ahead may be thorny too
but I shouldn’t evade it just because it is new.

To go back there, to go back when
to return to the places I’ve already been is nostalgically weak.
It is safer, to be sure, but cowardly and bleak.

The path up ahead is fresh and in bloom
it waits for me to discover its hue.
So I’ll march right up, without looking back
and take my first steps on the untreaded grass.
I won’t worry if I come across few thorns here and there, for I already know what to do:
I’ll think back on my journey through the old and worn grass and I’ll know how to handle the new.


The author's comments:
I hope this piece inspires others to move away from the past, enjoy the present, and look forward to the coming future :)

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 16 2012 at 10:51 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Great! Good job! Written very well. Please read,rate,and comment on my poems! Thanks!

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 22 2010 at 2:57 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks I'm glad you like it!

on Aug. 21 2010 at 10:07 pm
bakedbeans PLATINUM, Baltimore, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
People often ask me "why are you so fast?" and my reply was "ask a basketball player why he or she keep making three point shots in a row or ask a football player why is he so good at breaking tackles. its practice!!! common sense idiot!!!" Charles.C

wow the message is really good 

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 21 2010 at 9:08 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thank you :)

on Aug. 21 2010 at 12:18 pm
Jellybean9898 PLATINUM, Glendale, California
34 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When nothing goes right, go left"-Anonymous
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste to the sky as well as the Earth"-Henry David Thoreau

you really get the message out.  i loved this.  great job

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 12 2010 at 9:59 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks so much!

mmoran BRONZE said...
on Aug. 12 2010 at 8:45 pm
mmoran BRONZE, Lakehills, Texas
4 articles 2 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What is a weed? A plant whose true virtues have not yet been discovered." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

This poem has a great sense of self about how it is written, and has an important meaning attached as well.




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