Daleen Enslinstrydom

(25-02-1967 / Springs, South Africa)

Forgiving and Forgetting


Do each one of us
walk the paths of remembering
that leads to the hideaway place of yesterday?
Do we still seek the pain
to mourn about it,
as if answers can be found
in the passages of where we are lost?

Do we continually dig up
the old heaps of pain
to once again hold a funeral
over our destiny?

Each time that we do turn back
to lives already liven
we close ourselves
to what we now do have have.

I wonder if today would have been better
if I could stop living
in yesterday’s resting places?

We set our memories out like old photographs
to look at them again
to analyze them, to think about them,
through the magnifying glasses of today
and we do dissect events that have already happened.

Let us try and live in the present
of each and every day
to see what the sunshine
of trying again
can do to a broken soul
and let us try and forget
all of the losses that life brings.

Submitted: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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