‘Seeing Things Sideways’ (2015 April PAD Challenge) #aprpad


Last year’s prompt for Day 27: Write a ‘looking back’ poem- as you can tell from the title, I played with this idea a bit 😉

Seeing Thing Sideways

I try to not tread too far back
Or fret about what’s forward,
What’s best for misty eyes
Is to see things on their side.

We look through time’s trail,
Forgotten faces frozen in time,
Long lost laughs now silent,
The scenes of simpler, sillier days.

Everything staring back is still there,
We may not see them all the time,
But just out of the corner of our eyes,
They live on in a parallel mind.

To see we must shift our sight,
Look to the left, regard the right,
To keep it all with us, just not
Allowing it to cloud what’s to come.

So many things shape us,
Soften us, sadden us,
They put us on this path,
So to throw them back is treason.

But nor must they burden us
On the wavering road ahead,
To keep them at our side instead,
Is the sentiment of a sane mind.

Like this poem? Read more in my first poetry collection, ‘The Awakening’, available NOW for download as an eBook on Amazon. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017BZBH6M


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