Amy Gerrard

Rookie (1963 - / St.Helens, South Lancashire, UK)

Looking Back At Wrong Things Done - Poem by Amy Gerrard

I know I did much wrong in the past,
I know of the hurt I’d caused many
That had crossed my angry path,
And in shame I fall silent, as I linger back,
Linger back to a time when I was younger,
And prone to evoke such verbal attack,
And in guilt I hang: a pitiful weight,
So wishing I could return with a mind
In such a better, amicable state.

But we cannot change what has past.
It is written, set in stone to irrevocably last,
And there is nothing more that I can do,
Nothing more that I can say,
There is no forgiveness, nor words that can sway,
As the cloud that hangs above me turns an even
Darker, shade of grey.

I know I did much wrong in the past,
It’s ran its course, I mustn’t look back.
I can never return to the hearts of those hurt,
So in exile I’ll go forth and try,
Never to be that person; never lie,
And in humility I’ll live and say goodbye,
To everything I once was, to everything sly,
And welcome the person that I’d once so denied.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 29, 2008

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