Louis Gibbs


They say one cannot heal

Without coming to terms

With their past.


So they say.


And how far back should one go?

How many past lives be revisited?

To what end would be the review,


Since all that exists

Is the Now?

  • Author: Louis Gibbs (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 16th, 2017 00:00
  • Comment from author about the poem: The past is past ... the future is yet to be. Neither is the Now, which is the lesson before us. All else is distraction.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 249
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  • Goldfinch60

    Now is so important, grab every moment, they are wonderful. Good write Louis.

    • Louis Gibbs

      Thank you for your upbeat comment, Goldie! Much appreciated.

    • Poetic Dan

      It all matters but not as much as being here now. Great work!

      • Louis Gibbs

        It all matters to the extent that any part of this dream of reality matters, I would agree. But the present is all we can interact with, isn't it. Thank you so much for the supportive comment, Dan!

        • Poetic Dan

          And thank you for your inspiration on my last post called life is truth.

        • orchidee

          Ain't we got enough to do with this 'present life', let alone past lives - which I think is bunkum myself!? A fine write as a poem.

          • Louis Gibbs

            You would orphan all of your former selves? Even the one at the Battle of Hastings! Alas, 'O', they must be terribly sad. But I must agree, we have enough to do with the present life. Thank you for your kind comment, my friend.

          • MendedFences27

            An excellent write. "To what end"....exactly! If there were past lives then there must be future ones, so enjoy the one you are living. - Phil A.

            • Louis Gibbs

              Well put, Mended. Enjoy it indeed!

            • FredPeyer

              Another great and thought provoking poem, Louis.
              Living in the now is what we are supposed to be doing in this life. Live and learn!
              The reviews of our past lives will come after we cross over. At least that is my take on this.

              • Louis Gibbs

                With which I concur, Fred. Thank you for your continued support, my friend!

                • Louis Gibbs

                  Well spoken, Diamond! Thanks.

                • Fay Slimm.

                  All we can reasonably handle is the now and you have versed this so clearly here for us Louis - - a brilliant write.

                  • Louis Gibbs

                    Yes, I find the 'nows' to be all that I can handle, and then some now and then. Thank you so much for the kind words, Fay!

                  • PACollin

                    beautiful rumination. May we all spend more time in the head space that created this piece.

                    • Louis Gibbs

                      Thank you so much, PA!

                    • avigail

                      i like this poem... i'm into the now past, past :))))

                      • Louis Gibbs

                        Have you found anything useful there? The now past, past only serves to bring me down, so I avoid it. Thanks for commenting, Avigail!

                      • Elsie

                        Yes, it is, the PERFECT PRESENT. Simple effective writing. Lovely!

                        • Louis Gibbs

                          Thank you for retrieving this write to comment on, Elsie. Your input is much appreciated! Many thanks.

                          • Elsie

                            there is a lovely story called the perfect present. Have you ever read it or were aware of it?

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