Michael Shepherd

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0029 The Past Is Past - Then It Returns

You asked me
to destroy
all your love-letters
as if that
would free you -

from what?

I wish
I had read them
once again
before I did;
that would be
some sort of
sweet revenge -

for what?

Poem Submitted: Friday, November 24, 2006
Poem Edited: Saturday, November 27, 2010

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Comments about 0029 The Past Is Past - Then It Returns by Michael Shepherd

  • Scarlett Treat (11/28/2006 11:57:00 AM)

    Clinging to memories, and/or destroying the physical ones...makes one try to figure out what the heck we are doing, doesn't it? Good thinking, for me, like a dog with a bone.

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (11/24/2006 11:28:00 PM)

    You been reading my mind again M? This piece hits home, in an accepting kind of a way. And is, therefore, good. :) t x

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  • Raynette Eitel (11/24/2006 11:08:00 AM)

    Nice one, Michael...succinct, barely sentimental, and loaded with wisdom.

    Raynette

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  • Original Unknown Girl (11/24/2006 7:30:00 AM)

    We can never be free from memories though can we Michael? And would we want to be? Wonderful write here. Helen x

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