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Leaving Your Past Behind

This is a poem about the demons of my past following me and restricting me.

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This poem is liberating! I forwarded this inspirational piece to my son, who had a problematic past. After feeling worried and going several days without a response from him, he finally...

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The Ghost Of My Past

Lee W. Barker © more by Lee W. Barker

Published: June 2018

Fumbling, stumbling,
around in the dark.
Fighting, igniting,
flames from a spark.

Blinded, reminded,
of the fear inside.
Turning, yearning,
for a place to hide.

Soaking, choking,
struggling to breathe.
Hiding, abiding,
my ghost won't leave.

Chasing, racing,
I stagger away.
Breathless, restless
in the mud I lay.

Dreaming, gleaming,
I escape the past.
Winning, new beginning,
I am free at last.

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  • Yulonda Williams by Yulonda Williams
  • 3 months ago

This poem is liberating! I forwarded this inspirational piece to my son, who had a problematic past. After feeling worried and going several days without a response from him, he finally responded by telling me that he loves me and thanked me for the poem! Prayerfully, these words will aid in setting the demons of his past free!

Thank you so much. That makes me very happy knowing it has helped someone. Stay strong, and I pray everything works out ok.

  • Hajra by Hajra
  • 1 year ago

Amazing! This poem is effective, concise and fluent! Beautiful rhyming words, beautiful sound to it and not to mention relatable story line! Love it!

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