Looking Back

Writer’s Island prompt #15 “if I could change one thing”
 

I want to tell you
everything:
how it feels
when you finally
realize
that you can’t
go back,
can’t undo
anything.

Can’t unravel
skein wound soft
but tight upon
itself.
Can’t release seed
sheltered by its
need, till
it refuses to grow,
then withers
to dust, brushed
aside on passing
wind of changes.

Disappears, like
shrinking shadow
that once loomed
large on horizon,
but turned somewhere
in one blink of eye
that might last
forever,
never seen again
but always wondered
after.

Pain of old age
is not from joints
gone brittle,
or organs now weak
from too long
living,
but in the head
and heart
that finally sees,
at a side glance,
the dance of one
moment only
to speak,
to say what hasn’t
been said,
do what hasn’t
been done, to touch,
to feel the realness
of a now that must
make way
for the next,
and all that can’t
be undone
between them.

Elizabeth Crawford

Originally published 1/24/08
www.myspace.com/splittingdarkness

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About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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8 Responses to Looking Back

  1. Jeeves says:

    Beautiful. These lines simply moved me

    Can’t release seed
    sheltered by its
    need, till
    it refuses to grow,

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  2. 1sojournal says:

    Am glad you enjoyed them.

    Elizabeth

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  3. b says:

    Wonderfully said…thank you for the thought.

    b

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  4. 1sojournal says:

    And thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words.

    Elizabeth

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  5. pieceofpie says:

    life is beautiful filled with currents and flow.. something dies another day is born… every spring a flower blooms… summer ends the grass withers… as you say making way for the next… beautiful.

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  6. 1sojournal says:

    Thank you very much piece of pie. Gotta ask. What flavor? I’m particularly fond of raspberry, but also like lemon merenge.

    Elizabeth

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  7. luvmoons says:

    Absolutely beautiful…

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  8. 1sojournal says:

    Hi, and glad to see you here. Appreciate your kind words.

    Elizabeth

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