Updated date:

Poem: Hiding in the Past

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Hiding In The Past" by New Shoes


He takes her hand in his
holding her close,
stares in those baby blue eyes
hoping for a miracle
to release the chains
trapping him in the past.

Part of him wants to hold her
for the rest of his days,
part of him wants to run
to stand alone,
for he fears the feeling
of being too close.

He remembers a bridge
burning from his past,
not wanting this pain to resurface
he hides safely
in his fantasy world.

"Don't Want To Feel It All" by White Lies



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 25, 2019:


I agree with you. The problem is getting others to recognize this and move forward. No sense in running away...you will not see the beauty awaiting your life.

Thanks for reading.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 25, 2019:

This experience of bondage from past situations is true for many. It's a challenge, but recognizing and embracing the pain frees us better than running from it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 24, 2019:


It is so hard for some people to move on from their past.

Thank you for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 24, 2019:


Yes...it seems they do.

Thank you so much for reading and taking your time to comment.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 24, 2019:

It's hard to release the past and one has to be brave to start again.

Great poem.


Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 24, 2019:

People who hold on to their bad experiences build a facade to create a fantasy of what could and should have been. You put it greatly in words.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 23, 2019:


I suppose you have a point. We all have our own unique fantasies.

Scientists saying reality is subjective is quite interesting.

Thanks for reading. I appreciate your comments.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 23, 2019:

Don't we all live in our own fantasy world? We all have things we hope or believe because we want them to be true. Scientists are now saying that reality is subjective, a fact i have known for years.

Related Articles