Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

We Can’t Go Back


I wonder whatever became of such and such
It’s too many years since we’ve all been in touch
In our youthful naivety we were innocently un-clever
Assuming our ‘then’ would be our ‘now’ and ‘then’ forever

Our roads of life we traveled turned in all directions
Those traveled stops are now has-been recollections
We sometime recall fondly much of the past
The unfortunate facts are, ‘ the past just doesn’t last’


Yesterdays are history stored in our memory bins
Recalling good and bad times, all through thick and thins
A memory is engraved in our brain like a computer data track
‘But the past just doesn’t last’ and ‘We can’t go back’

Submitted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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  • Rookie - 200 Points Ernestine Northover (7/16/2008 7:55:00 AM)

    This one makes one think Stanley, our lives are always ongoing, a non-stop continual happening. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow we can't control, no more than today. Robots on this earth in a way. An excellent write. Loved it.
    love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Bonnie Collins (7/16/2008 12:24:00 AM)

    NO you cant go back, however it will live in your heart forever, and if you ever need to search to bring a moment's bliss, just close your eyes and your heart will sing, memories are ment to stay that way... This is a very good write, I toally enjoyed this as I am as sentimental as they come, and my writtings display that, I am quite candid about my deep feelings of my youth, life can change, and the we can become involved with the hectic of the world's cascade of a transit invornment inwhich we all live, however NOTHING NOR NO ONE can take away your memeories..... Very good write..

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