Melvina Germain

Gold Star - 25,215 Points (Sydney, Nova Scotia)

Never Look Back.....I Disagree - Poem by Melvina Germain

It has been said, one must never look back, move on,
push toward the future. Yesterday is gone, old news
so to speak. I disagree and believe the opposite. One
must look back and remember the atrocities of
yesteryear. Never forget our forefathers who died, cruel
deaths. Don't forget the past, if you do then these poor
people have died in vain.

We must always look back and remember that Holy
man who died upon the cross, yes his name is Jesus,
we must never forget what this precious man did
for us and in order to do that, we must look back.

If we suffered as a child, we must look back and
remember in order to save another child of the present
and future from suffering the same. We must be able
to prepare our own children and teach them how to
protect themselves, by staying out of harms way.
We do that by remembering and looking back.

Look back and remember the fields of lying dead,
yes the dead of world war one and two. Without
these people, we would not be enjoying the freedom
we have today. Look back and remember.

We look back and remember all the old songs and music
of the 60's and 70's and remember dancing in school
washrooms on cement floors, laughing and smiling
wanting more and more, we do that by looking back at
all the pleasant memories.

I say, look back, reminisce, enjoy the good memories,
learn from the bad memories and gain strength from
the ugly memories.

Look back, don't be afraid, look back.

Written for the challenge: Never Look Back
Moderator: White_Diamond

Written: August 28/2008

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about Never Look Back.....I Disagree by Melvina Germain

  • Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 4:10:00 PM)


    Indeed, looking back is essential to learning from mistakes and enjoying successes. It is only when such retrospection leads to anxiety and questions of, if only that is harmful. Excellent and wise poem my dear friend (Report) Reply

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  • (11/8/2015 4:10:00 PM)


    Keep one eye to the future and keep one eye to the past, that way you keep perspective and don't walk into glass! (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/8/2015 11:10:00 AM)


    Recalling moments....Look back, don't be afraid, look back. (Report) Reply

    Melvina Germain Melvina Germain (11/8/2015 11:22:00 AM)

    Thank you Mohammed, much appreciated.....

  • Alice Perfect (11/8/2015 11:09:00 AM)


    looking back
    while moving forward
    caused a crack
    in my bumper and floorboard!

    staying here in the now
    creates lots of wow, wow, WOW! ! !

    I enjoy reading your
    poems which expose
    your gracious mind
    and heart
    but not your toes
    (Report) Reply

    Melvina Germain Melvina Germain (11/8/2015 11:22:00 AM)

    Thank you for your comment and poem Mr. Agape, much appreciated.....

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2015



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