Thank you for triggering my train

Poetic Dan

I got hit with a memory from someone else's work

Little did I know there was still pain in that world

A feeling from a few weeks after my marriage ended.



My reality was falling apart

I was walking lost in the dark

Finding myself at their door

Curling up and crying, no more!


My life was being pulled away

Then handed back another day

Unable to turn back the clock

Stuck in a world I didn't want



Nearly 8 years have now passed, I'm forgiving my past

To that young man at 30 thinking he had no path

Being a part time father didn't mean he'd be half

There was much more work to do on his own heart

So I'm now removing it from being left on that step

As I finally understand in this reality, I actually make it!



Onwards and upwards

With peace and respect

Forgive don't forget

With no regrets 




  • Author: Poetic Dan (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 22nd, 2019 02:46
  • Comment from author about the poem: As it said on the tin, thanks for pulling the emergency stop! I cried a little and now pushing back off. This one jumped my cue but just couldn't wait to post!
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  • dusk arising

    Forgiving is something which love teaches us i think. Time plays its patient hand as pain recedes and a new perspective enters the play.

    Coming away from a failed relationship we can be susceptible to breeding negative thoughts of ourselves, society in general and where and how we fit into it. But slowly the positive influences around us do a repair job i guess.
    So older and wiser we are also more aware of how lifes experiences can affect those we encounter... ...and now we are presented a chance to repay (to humanity) by passing on the positive input we experienced with understanding and encouragement.

    • Poetic Dan

      Yes, thank you so much that just reinforced my feeling from yesterday.
      Always appreciate your time my friend

    • Fay Slimm.

      Such a positive read about the way onward and upward just waiting beyond pain of failed relationships - a fine write Dan and thanks for sharing.

      • Poetic Dan

        Thank you for hearing me
        And your inspirational work
        Always appreciated
        Much love and respect

      • Michael Edwards

        Great positive write. As my Dad always told me: keep your chin up, look the world in the eye and be proud of who are.

        • Poetic Dan

          Yes absolutely and as easy as that sounds, it can't sometimes be hard to break that frown.
          Always appreciate your time my friend
          Much peace and respect

        • Joker Light

          The picture basically says "Like-minded attracts, so...think positive and will attract positivity".

          It didn't work for me because there were things trying to pull me down.
          So what happened was that I know a huge part of me wants to be positive...
          ...but I went deeper as in "Why do I want to be positive?"
          Myself, I'd say as a Joker...I cannot be and spread Love & Laughter if I was negative. That's the main thing.

          Find meaning for the self, why I wanna be positive.

          It goes deep, but it answers a lot of things.

          You opened up quite a lot here...deep. Great.

          With Love and Laughter!

          • Poetic Dan

            Thank you my friend I try not to go that deep anymore as many of my older writings have left that go but every now and then one pops back up. I then know I'm not finished and I have to find the light, laughter and love!

            It's definitely one thing your here to remind me of!
            Truly appreciate your words and your time
            With a cracking joker smile left in my mind

          • orchidee

            Good write Dan.
            Pity people go backward and downward hearing me sing, but it can't be helped! lol.

            • Poetic Dan

              That it can not!
              Let it never be said
              You didn't give it your all!

              Sing my dear, sing
              No matter who's listening

            • Neville

              forgiving is one of the most precious gifts one can give..

              this is a deeply personal and deeply moving post

              • Poetic Dan

                Absolutely my friend and I know no other way.
                Thank you for reading my open book, becoming part of my change with everyone that looks....

                O i that, thanks for the inspiration 😉
                Much peace and respect

                • Neville

                  no worries. my pleasure.... 🙂

                • Goldfinch60

                  We have seen your life change on this site and you are now so positive, there may be the odd tweak which gives a memory but you are now in a position in your life that it is only a tweak, accept it as that and just move on into the light that you now know is there for you.

                  • Poetic Dan

                    Thank you for the reflection my friend and I love that reference, I shall now call them little tweaks that I just need to tune every now and then.
                    Always appreciated over these years
                    Thank you

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