Bob Blackwell

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! ! ! Haunted Memories - Poem by Bob Blackwell

Are about yesterday,
that time gone by,
memories of lovers,
broken hearts, those
rejected advances,

wrecked promises, and
pledges left undone.
Tender love lost brings
a sigh, a sob, a tear,
gloom, and unhappiness.

A sadness relived
to haunt, to upset,
with reminiscences of
stormy angry times
and tempers frayed.

Untreated wounds,
reopened give cause for
anguish, torment, pain,
nightmares return to
give us troubled nights.

Bad memories not left,
or dropped, spoil the life
that is now present,
the one we should be
living in right now.

For true life we only
feel this instant, in
a flash it moves on,
past is now history,
future only prophecy.

Each breath we take
a different moment,
each breath out a
new instant of time,
for us to experience.

So hear only present time,
each dawn’s chorus of song
greets a brand new day,
that is full of possibilities,
we see the truth of life that

yesterday’s bad memories,
have gone, so we must forgive;
forgiveness dissolves the harm,
and removes the hurt places
in our heart and feelings.


05-12-2009


Comments about ! ! ! Haunted Memories by Bob Blackwell

  • (2/4/2010 10:09:00 PM)


    I love this poem. Every word is so true and is written perfectly. This lifts my spirits up. Please check on some of mine: Underneath Me, Rose, Melancholy, Hidden and Fade Away. Your opinions would really make my day. Thank you! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (12/20/2009 2:06:00 AM)


    dear bob....a very wise write.i agree we should always live in the present, in the now time....which should be good, and not rake over what has been, which leads to futility.thanks for this truth.best wishes.
    ritty
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  • (12/19/2009 6:43:00 AM)


    wonderful write Bob...full of truth positivity hopes and perfect philosophy inside...beautifully composed...10
    it took more than 25 clicks to get your comment box opened out...i am certainly going mad on the way the website works these days!
    wish you and your family a merry Xmas...thanks
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  • C. P. Sharma (12/13/2009 9:28:00 AM)


    Each breath we take
    a different moment,
    each breath out a
    new instant of time,
    for us to experience.

    The truth of life. Each breath unfolds a new pattern and hue.
    CP
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  • (12/10/2009 8:44:00 AM)


    I LOVED THE OPTIMISTIC ENDING. THE FUTURE BRINGS NEW HOPE WITH
    COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES MAKING US TO OVERCOME OUR PAST DISAPOINTMENTS; EVEN THOUGH THE MEMORIES MAY STAY! 10!
    -Raj
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  • (12/7/2009 10:38:00 AM)


    Each day is different, holding onto the past doesn't help one to move forward... (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2009 4:36:00 AM)


    Life is an interplay of sun and shadows. Old moods
    do remain in the landscapes of the mind. But
    each dawn gives us a second chance. As someone
    much wiser than I am said, 'Each day is a gift,
    that is why they call it the present'. A touching
    and meaningful write. Glad to read you again.

    Warm wishes,

    Sandra
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 5, 2009



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