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The Past Lingers
by Richard Lee King

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The Past..... It can teach you, or it can haunt you, but only if you let it. Each must choose. I've made my choice.


The "Past" might have passed,
but it's still there,,,, lingering,,,, dictating,,,,
affecting every day of our future.
Be it love,,,, or hate.
Peace,,,, or war.
Religion,,,, or complete lack thereof.
The past lingers,,,, still dictating.
We may try to deny it,,,,
divorce it,,,, run from it,,,,
or forget it all together,,,,
but even in death,,,, it’s always there.
,,,,still dictating the future.
Better, I think,,,, to embrace it.
Learn from it
and consider those lessons as directions,,,,
pointing you toward a new,
hopefully better,,,, tomorrow.

© Copyright 2011 Richard Lee King

Author of: A Pursuit of Life & The Price of Freedom

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Reviewed by Donna Chandler 1/27/2011
Our past experiences mold who we are today. My past has been, at times, a roller coaster but I'm happy with where I am and what I've become today. Tomorrow, now that's another matter. :) BTW, I love the picture you chose to go with this well written work.

Reviewed by Amor Sabor 1/26/2011
The past...good or bad defines today if we learn or benefit from it and that will dictate our tomorrow.
Reviewed by Regis Schilken 1/26/2011
The "Past" might have passed,
but it's still there,,,, lingering,,,, dictating,,,,
affecting every day of our future.
Be it love,,,, or hate.
Peace,,,, or war.
Religion,,,, or complete lack thereof.

Very well said. The past is the summary--in us--of all the peoples who have dared to face their destiny before us. Sure, we add our own personal knowledge (Michael Polanyi) but the influence of the PAST bears heavily on all of us.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/25/2011
Depends on the day of the week the week of the month and the month of the year. And I suppose the year of the decade and the decade of the century. But whose counting? Patrick
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 1/25/2011
well said! Morgan
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 1/25/2011
Richard - our past is our future.

God bless you,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/25/2011
I sooooo agree with this one and what you are saying...
Reviewed by karen logan 1/25/2011
Great advice Richard. We could all benefit this being posted on our refrigerator or on the bathroom mirror. Thanks for sharing. Karen
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/25/2011
Very wise indeed sweet man..stay safe and well..Hugsss
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/25/2011
Well said, Richard.
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 1/25/2011
Wise words! We are who we are because of our past.


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