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Persistent Past
by Jordis Lane

Monday, November 28, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Shadows haunt the halls of my heart
Not of what will be... but of what has been
They grow larger as I pull close the memories
The pain of how you betrayed my heart
I feel their teeth nipping at my bare ass
Screaming in the stark light of day
I race away only to find myself again trapped
In the fears, insecurities, failures of the past
I wear them like some badge of courage
Hoping they will ward off any future attacks
Knowing I am foolish in this hope
For life is not some wonderful place of tomorrows
Its nothing but a pit of the persistent past
That will forever swallow me whole


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Reviewed by sarah playle 11/28/2005
I really related to this poem. I too have a past that seems to still haunts me at times.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 11/28/2005
wow, intense and so well written, i have often felt this way myself, we are nothing if not products of our past



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