Michael Edwards

SINS OF THE PAST

No matter what adversaries claim

for all the sins my forebears spilt

I do not mourn, I feel no shame

for only guilty need  feel guilt.

Comments9

  • Goldfinch60

    So true Michael.

    Can I have a ride on the horse? 🐴🐴🐴

    Andy

  • Neville



    .. superbly said sir ..

  • Neil Higgins

    Agreed Michael.We can not change the past,only learn from mistakes,and try and make "tomorrow" a much better day.

  • Fay Slimm.

    Never a truer last line here Michael - - shall be remembering it too for into my list of faves goes this little gem.

    • Michael Edwards

      You flatter me Fay - thanks for your kind words.

    • Doggerel Dave

      True, Michael - but we can try to make amends to the offspring of the wronged where they suffer disadvantage as a result.
      That horse - alive and kicking with so few lines - brilliant.

      • Michael Edwards

        Yes we should always seek to make amends to those who suffer - we are all members of the same extended family.

      • L. B. Mek

        these words take me back
        to an idiom I could never comprehend
        guilty 'pleasures';
        as a concept, guilt is bathed in regret
        and yet
        we need only, flick through our memories
        to realise
        most of our own personal guilt, is born - mainly
        from getting caught
        because there's so many skeletons, we hide
        in those cramped closets
        that we simply forget, unless someone reminds us
        with a pointed finger
        or that sobering click of a handcuff;
        and so I wonder
        is our morality, an outlined concept
        not filled-in or coloured
        because we know, it might be a galloping
        high-horse of righteousness
        one day, and the next be warped into a snivelling weasel
        of regressed: regret's, guilt...
        (not sure if I interpreted your words and artwork
        in a feasibly comprehendible manner
        but, this is what my feeble mind came up with) lol
        great to see you a little more regularly Michael
        touch-wood, that's a promising sign 🤞🙏

        • Michael Edwards

          What a great comment worthy of posting in its own right and yes - things are all okay waiting for the next scan - in the meantime we are filling every day with activity: meeting friends for dinner, lunch, coffee, - spending days away etc. We are currently organising a coffee morning in aid of McMillan cancer support so never a dull moment.

          • L. B. Mek

            Awesome!

          • Jerry Reynolds

            Good write, Michael.
            A fine gesture that horse very sellable piece.

          • The Uneducated O.A.P

            Superb drawing Michael, I can feel the movement, and the words, so very true.

          • myself and me

            Both the poem and the paint are perfect.



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