Posts tagged ‘past’

March 9, 2023

In the past (aka ‘wherewithal’)

by Jem Croucher
If you're reading this now
on the day it appears
on line on the web
you will be in arrears
For most of the work
that I publish each day
comes from the past
in a meaningful way

December 26, 2022

Opened Doors

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian

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November 21, 2022

Open Past

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian

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October 28, 2022

Pages of Past

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian

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December 1, 2020


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Dreams Of The Future
Bring The Sweetness
Of Possibilities
And Hope

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November 26, 2018


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Dreams Of The Future
Bring The Sweetness
Of Possibilities
And Hope

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July 19, 2018


by pranabaxom

Drug of old age.
Shackled to
Ghosts of the past,

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December 13, 2017


by Zenei

I am re-visiting the past today,
just like I did yesterday,
And I am sure to go back tomorrow,
To be with dear people I know,
In places which no longer exist,
To relive experiences missed,

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October 3, 2017


by Venkat

*Alliteration Poem – Treasure*
1st Oct’17  ~by Venkat

Tombs timeless, talk tales
To time, to tombs, to truths
Trails, traits, trysts, triumphs
Tapered thoughts, tainted thrones
Tulips torn, tulips treasured
Touch tales, timeless tombs



August 21, 2017

Let us Go Back

by Zenei

The past holds the future.

Don’t be chased. Don’t be chained.

Forget it and we tumble.

Go back and make peace.

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June 22, 2017


by Tanya

Haunts me more
Than it ever did before
For it has a longer history to pour

I stick to myself
Holding tight I wonder
More about the consequences
That could have been well mended

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December 8, 2016

In The End

by Venkat

this path, of golden pebbles

has thorny copper leaves

in the end

this path, of a crushed heart

has a love laid, of fine arms

in the end

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February 11, 2015

Mr. Past

by Elizabeth

Mr. Past comes after midnight

bringing with him a bag

a bag full of sadness

why always at night?

why not during the day?

so i could look inside his eyes

say “leave me alone, i don’t need the old stuff”

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October 8, 2014

Where Lies The Present?

by Venkat


where lies the present?

where lies the present?
so precious

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August 14, 2014

ABC Poem: A Self Portrait

by Venkat


as I draw pictures from time
believing in their depth
choosing grave memories
dreams, wishes unfulfilled

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July 31, 2014

Innocence Lost

by graypoet


Oh at times to have innocence back
To see the world as a small child
Days without care, an easy laugh
Stealing a cookie was getting wild.

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July 7, 2014


by Apurva

Hope dipped baby steps,

past approaching, lifting the

veil off the present

© Apurva

June 23, 2014

Will I ever know?

by Emily Page

Will I ever know if you loved me?
Will you ever say those words to me now?
Will you ever tell me your secret?
I’m trying to figure out how.

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June 12, 2014

Music – Past and Present

by Venkat

As the world turned with time
From years of the past century
Music, evolved from country rhyme
As one opens pages of history

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June 7, 2014


by Tiffany Layne

I’m not anything I thought I would be,
I don’t drive a Corvette or have a law degree.
I don’t spend my days lounging by water’s edge,
My house lacks crown molding and brushed nickel finishes.

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March 6, 2014

The Other Woman

by Emily Page

Is she hurt and confused?
Does she see what is there?
Unspoken words in the air
Between us?

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February 28, 2014

Quick Story

by Lena Bitare

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

You asked me to stay
But I didn’t see you hurt
Til your eyes met mine
And we were beyond the line

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February 18, 2014

Snake and Ladder

by Venkat

again in Peter’s format!

Hopping moment to moment

Life unexpectedly turns

As a pair of dice

In our palm

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January 22, 2014

Haiku:Fault In. Humor Out.

by Venkat

Smash! Glass of milk gone!

Hand? Edge? Floor? Gravity? Air?

Carelessness? Intent?

November 13, 2013

ABC Poem: Childhood Days

by Venkat

Poetry challenge: ABC Poem.

As a child in my memory
Brings back an emotion plenary
Carefree in thought
Doing mischief, but caught
Enjoying a prank
Fun in class, yet good in rank
Gorging on home-made lunch
Happy with mates by the bunch
I do miss those days
Jolly times of childhood ways
Kindness in heart, teachers cared

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October 4, 2013

Grains of time

by Devina
Wow! Holding a sand castle on your hand
(via Fun Photo Mania)

Nights spilled into days

And the days would slosh,

Quick and messy against each other

My thoughts, helplessly dispersed among them

The bits of the shipwreck left of my consciousness

Floating aimlessly out at sea


And there is a creeping panic within me

Often skimming along my spine

With cold fingers of dread

The menacing prospect of stagnation

And the possibility of failure


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July 3, 2013

Lost Memory

by Venkat

Poetry challenge: Oxymoron

I remember when I lost my memory

One thing was too many

I tried hard without interest

To find my gone world

I turned still with fear

In the end, I began

I gained some lost ground

Soon, I slowly regained my memory

© Venkat