memories longing forgiveness

when nothing could be done

to undo, relive past

why time and tide

ebbs, flows fast

leaving no moment

to reflect, adjust, adapt

errors of judgement,

random acts of subterfuge,

insensitive words deluge,

destroy what is near, dear

to the heart and soul

nothing remains untouched, whole

only too much time to reflect

your loneliness


46 thoughts on “Reflection”

    1. Indeed Sue,
      reflecting with the beautiful ones
      help to pass this journey of life
      Ignoring mayhem and useless strife
      counting breaths to redemption 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Thank you for liking “Illiteracy in America Infographic.” Beautiful poem, AB! 🙂 I don’t mind that it is somewhat sad. It is fitting that it should be that way because reflection, especially self-reflection, is not always a pleasant experience. If you live long enough, you will not escape being riddled by some regrets. Then there is the mental mire of remembered mistakes, which sweeps you back to the folly of youth and what has been lost because of anger, pride, and other dark emotions. You can console yourself that you have learned from them, but the pain of learning the hard way stays with you.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you, AB. 🙂 Most of us do not like to face our imperfections in quiet moments when we are alone, and it is sometimes even harder to forgive ourselves for having them. But at some point and to some degree you have to let go of them or you will not be able to continue to grow as a person. This came to my mind after recently reading some intense posts from fellow WordPress bloggers.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Yes, it does. In some ways, it is easier for me to let go of past mistakes and not agonize over my imperfections now that I am older. When I look back at my life, I laugh at some of the things I thought were important. They seem so shallow and trivial to me now. I know that the rest of my life won’t be “blooper-free,” but I hope that I won’t blunder too badly. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Thanks, AB. 🙂 Yes, I guessed that something came up that you had to attend to. I hope you are okay and that nothing bad happened. You know that I will wait for you when you get busy. I never run out of things to do myself. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      4. You are welcome. 🙂 I am glad that all is well. Yes, I also find it difficult to resist the temptation to take on too many projects at the same time. Then I constantly tell you that I do not get enough sleep. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      5. I know! Life would indeed be dull if we always stay stuck in what is familiar and safe. We just have to be careful not to reach out so far that we lose our footing and fall over the edge! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      6. You are welcome. 🙂 I am probably paraphrasing a quote I read somewhere when I say what little wisdom I possess was gained from many years of being a fool. And I don’t consider myself “foolproof” now! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. beautiful poem! great reflection! all the best👍🏽 thanks for sharing this lovely post with us!

    Follow @everythingtips for tips and recommendations if interested☺️It would mean a lot to me!🥺🤍


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s