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No Tears Over Past Goodbyes: A Poem

Updated on August 9, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

With a dried out well of silent tears

in sleepless nights and choked up sighs

a sad smile splashed with a bunch of beers

sounds like a recipe for my many goodbyes.


But why does it feel like a TV story

that happened to some other, different dude

with too many reruns to make me feel sorry

just as if conspiring to spoil my rosy mood.


Even those albumed relics all in black and white

don't really look worth reaching for a beer

with something not looking exactly right

with all those goodbyes inspiring for a cheer.


Each signified a start of something new

step forward in life, at times even a leap

although now to be quite honest and true

parts of new path were somewhat steep.


So not much is left to be sad about

while celebrating life has become a habit

that past is coming easy to live without

and joy of Now always close enough for me to grab it.

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    • AkinkunmiAjagbe profile image

      Sophocles 2 weeks ago from Lagos, Nigeria.

      This is amazing