Accidental Poet

Past, Present and Future


My three closest friends

Forever connected to me

Past, present and future

My timeline of life certainly


Where I’ve been

And where I’m now at

Where I’m going to

I don’t yet know that


But presently I do know

My future can bump into my past

I’ll have to pay for my mistakes

More than likely a costly task


Each second becomes the next

Then to the past it goes

Leaving me here

Taught the lesson it shows


Waste not what time I have

For there’s more to learn tomorrow

Respecting past, present and future

Will minimize my sorrow


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2012



  • FredPeyer

    AP, this is a deep one. Will have to think about it a while, probably going from present to future.

  • orchidee

    Good write AP.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you orchi. Always appreciate your visits. ; )

    • Goldfinch60

      We should never stop learning, moving forward is the only way we should go. Good write.

      • Accidental Poet

        Agreed Goldie. Thanks for reading. ; )

      • WL Schuett

        Good thoughtful poem AP a life lesson I'm sure

        • Accidental Poet

          Thanks WL. Every day is a new lesson. ; )

        • Candlewitch

          there is much wisdom here, like most of your writes. you show us your heart!

          *hugs, Cat

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks Cat, such a nice thing to say. I do try to read and write through my heart. Inspiration is everywhere here at MPS. ((hugs)) ; )

          • Azura Nightsong

            So much meaning, so little who understand. Very nice!

            • Accidental Poet

              Thank you for reading and commenting Azura. ; )

            • lasergraph

              Your three friends are cheating on you, they are my friends too. Your past is your teacher, where your mistakes are your lessons, your present is where you implement what you learned and your future is when you try the changes you learned from the other two.

              • Accidental Poet

                Yes I knew there was someone else, but I'm delighted to know its you lasergraph. I can share. ; )

              • malubotelho

                One can make a great reflection from your writing. It comes from your experiences connected to your heart. Enjoyed reading.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Thanks malu, it really pleases me that you all approve of my writing with such positive feedback. ; )

                • Teddy.15

                  Stunning and so true

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Thank you Teddy. Still digging deep eh? ; )

                    • Teddy.15

                      LoL hopefully not six foot under

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