Moving On Poem

Everyone has dated someone who couldn't let go of the past. This poem is about a previous love who could not put the past in the past.

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The Girl Who Wished For A Time Machine

Jordan A Murphy © more by Jordan A Murphy

Published by Family Friend Poems December 2019 with permission of the Author.

These teardrops beside me flow,
From a quiet, happy, thankful soul.
The years taking their expensive toll,
Her beautiful smile a grand seed to sow.

She lowers her head to try and sleep,
But thoughts of the past run long and deep,
Attempting to make its victim weak.
Her memory only shows the harsh and bleak.

She truly wants to clear her mind,
However, she cannot erase the passing time.
Wisdom would implore her to leave it behind.
Therefore, she could enter a sleep so sublime.

Alas, this poor lass is wide awake,
Only regret plagues her mental state.
She never learns from any prior mistake.
Thus, the smile she forces is for her own sanity's sake.



I discovered my intense love for the literary arts at an early age. I would constantly fill composition books left and right with progressively more detailed and colorful poetry and short stories. A sudden brush with Death’s cold grip and a Traumatic Brain Injury set me back a good ways, but therapy and dedication keep me moving forward....

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