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No Time To Look Back


I Am Moving Forward

It is one of the hardest things I have ever done

I take one step and feel the warmth of an inner glow

It has been a long time in coming

I thought it about it for years

Each time I lose my confidence

Filled with the unknown fear

What will happen next ?

I believed what other people have said

I now know people just talk way too much

They hardly ever do the walk

I look around and this day is fresh and alive

Filled with promise and hidden drive

I walk with a simple stride

Confidence I have finally accepted

Buried so deep

I thought it would never be found

The more I gave other people the power

They abused their privileges

Only to make me feel worse not better

My dreams kept resurfacing

There was no escape

I had little choice

I could keep doing what I knew wouldn't work

Get depressed and stressed

Which was unlike me

I could move forward

In the direction that I want

Leaving all the baggage on the curb

Catching my breath

Hesitant and resistant

I am here now

I will go bold and show

Not only what I know

What I have spent years learning


DREAM ON (author) on January 14, 2019:

Verlie Burroughs Life is full of so many great things. How many times do we stop in our tracks because of hidden fear and bad past experiences that leave us with an uneasy feeling that continues to haunt us at every turn? Moving forward keeps us grounded. We are a different person than we once were. Together we can share our discomfort and our passion. It doesn't have to be one or the other. It can be a wonderful blend of both. Thank you for reading and commenting. May today's new memories make the old memories more pleasant.

DREAM ON (author) on January 14, 2019:

DW Davis Sometimes you have to take the first step and a few more in one direction to see action. If we don't try then we keep tossing around what could have been. When we see the results good or bad then we can decide to go further and stick it out. Maybe stop along the way and see if our expectations and reality are the same. I have found I get all worked up and sometimes things aren't is hard or as complicated as I thought they would be. I built it up in my head for a long time and then only seconds later to see it pop like a balloon. Life is full of interesting tidbits and complex ideas that both propel us forward to a wonderful world. Thank you for reading and sharing. I would love an update to what path you choose. Remember nothing is in stone and you can change your mind at any time. We all seek many different dreams that can only be fulfilled by our own actions. Have a beautful day.

DW Davis from Eastern NC on January 13, 2019:

Interesting that I should come to read your poem even as I am debating with myself about whether to pursue an MFA though it would not benefit me professionally, but just because I want to. Your work here gives me much food for thought.

DREAM ON (author) on January 13, 2019:

Dora Weithers I think of things in my head but somewhere between there and reality something happens. Poof! Things disappear. Unless I am aware. Thank you so much for reading and giving me so much support and help over the years. John Hansen We all get busy I get that. Then we get lazy I understand that. We live each day and deal with so many things emotional and physical. Finding our way is a slow and long process. Having friends that care and share is amazing. Thank you for all your encouragement.Gypsy Rose Lee Watching each other struggle and in the end succeed, makes it all worthwhile. Thank you so much for all you do.Bill Holland I am glad we have a big curb because my baggage keeps coming. You would think I was going away to a trip to Europe. Thank you for your comments and words of wisdom. Well appreciated.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 12, 2019:

Bold, determined and wise. Good thoughts expressed in good poetry!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 11, 2019:

Keep driving forward Dream On. That positive attitude will take you far.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 11, 2019:

The way time flashes by I am bound and determined to make sure I keep track of each and every day in January and that I can account for what I did those days. Having said that I am doing alright at the moment but still 11 days have gone by already and it seemed it was just January 1. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on January 11, 2019:

Inspiring words Dream On.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 11, 2019:

Leaving all that baggage on the curb...you can drop it off right next to mine. It's been sitting there for twelve years now, my Liberation Day!

Best wishes, my friend!

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