Fay Slimm.






Our written past is darkened when
in looking back we only search
for anger's errors

which turn on the many.


Our day-bed of rest is wasted
by rephrasing each gone attempt
to bespeak ourselves

either for or against.


Our stalking the past mars gems 
of forgiveness as self-respect 
scatters with fresh marks 

of shameful regret.


Our waking suggests seizing Now
with heart guiltless and ready to
dart addictive fret        

then will Power be freed. 








  • Teddy.15

    a wonderful mesage here, dear Fay.

  • Saxon Crow

    Perfect. Faved

  • Doggerel Dave

    But I don't see any of that in you, Fay.
    Now I (not admitting to anything) may be a different case.....

  • orchidee

    Good write Fay.
    Meanwhile, as I say, I was so busy finding out what Carpe Diem meant, that by the time I found out there was not much day left to seize! lol.

  • L. B. Mek

    'Our stalking the past mars gems
    of forgiveness as self-respect
    scatters with fresh marks

    of shameful regret.'
    insightful and thought provoking
    forces readers to look inside, searchingly..
    a wonderful showcasing
    of your versatility as a poet, dear Fay
    thanks for sharing

  • Joe Dawson

    'Now and Too Late' certainly applies to love, seize the moment, win the heart. This won mine. Joe

  • dusk arising

    LOL the only times I look back with regret are upon the times i put my foot in my mouth and I still cringe at those moments. However. I could do with my mum nagging me about not putting off until tomorrow.... but i have so many excuses...... real ones to do with physical pain....

    I just relax and lazily do what I want to do but still have that mischievous twinkle.

  • PrEm Ji

    Embrace the present moment!

  • Michael Edwards

    I've been away for a while but I see your magic persists dear Fay

  • Neville

    ....... grab it and hang on tight .. it may not all be plain sailing but ... storms come and go .. enjoy the moment, I say .. every single one of em ............ x

  • Goldfinch60

    Each moment should be treasured as they will not come again.


  • SureshG

    I have so contemplated on this subject and have firmly concluded that no matter how we think we would redo our actions, the eventuality cannot be altered, and so, our present actions must reflect this understanding.
    As always enamored by your poetry.

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