SabreLi

Days Of Torment Past

I heard something today, which took me by surprise
It took me back to a place that I thought I’d left behind
And although it’s hurting I know through searching
I’ll find out for certain what good has surfaced

 

‘Cos the days of torment past

Have taught me not to look back

‘Cos they turn blue skies overcast

When their storm clouds attack

 

It does no good to stop and stare

At the past when you’re no longer there,
When you can’t change what’s been and gone
It’s too late to change all that’s been done
You can’t just sit and wait for change
‘Cos you know the past won’t rearrange
Into a picture-perfect scene from the silver screen
So don’t keep holding on to the things that could’ve been

 

I heard something today, familiar silent cries
It took me back to that place I thought I’d buried inside
And although it’s sore I know for sure
I’ll find out which door leads to the cure

 

But then I begin questioning

What I thought I had surpassed

Is it all just destiny?

Have the days of torment passed?

 

It does no good to stop and stare

At the past when you’re no longer there,
When you can’t change what’s been and gone
It’s too late to change all that’s been done
You can’t just sit and wait for change
‘Cos you know the past won’t rearrange
Into a picture-perfect scene from the silver screen
So don’t keep holding on to the things that could’ve been

Copyright © SabreLi

  • Author: SabreLi (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 24th, 2016 13:00
  • Comment from author about the poem: A reworking of an old piece, trying to move forward at this time of year. Happy holidays everyone and thanks for your continued kindness and support xx
  • Category: Sad
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Comments5

  • notapoet

    Another great write SabreLi, enjoyed it very much!

  • Augustus

    I love the comparison with the silver screen. Flashbacks can be difficult. Out of nowhere I will suddenly moan and my wife will get upset. It passes quickly now. Nicely done.

  • Reivax Camlost

    We all live in the past sometimes... I would say that it's one of my biggest flaws, living in the past. Especially when one has regrets. But, like in this poem, we must overcome these regrets, for we cannot change the past, and the more quickly we acknowledge this, the happier we will be.

    I usually try to say something important in my poems, but I often fail... This poem communicates perfectly, and does so beautifully while evoking emotion. Thanks. Merry Christmas.

    I've also noticed that you write a lot of sad poems, or at least bittersweet... I think than that one happy piece is in order, if only for Christmas. I know good writing cannot and will not be rushed, but I look forwards to it whenever you do write a poem of less melancholy nature (although, some of the best writing does come out of melancholy feelings).

  • BRIAN & ANGELA

    Thanks for sharing SABRE and our memories play tricks on all of us ! This one thing I do ~ forgetting those (negative) things which are in the past ~ I live for today (and it's CHRISTMAS DAY !) and I look forward ~ with JOY ~ to tomorrow and the Blessings and opportunities of 2017 ~ AMEN ~ Hugs for Christmas ~ BRIAN

  • Francesco

    Very nice. Torments have a way of coming back and it can be frightening or frustrating at times.
    Lovely poem!



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