Monday, 18 November 2013

Into My Past

Into my Past




First Passport at 16




If I were to look

Back into my past
What would I see?

A multitude of 

Hopeful

Cheerful 

Interludes
Dusted with
The Unremarkable 




Drum Majorette Uni Natal PMB







Would I change it?
The past
I see? 
The Unremarkable?
No!
Not now!
Not ever!
That boy

The loves
Lost
Along the way
Strengthen
Establish me
The mistakes 
I've made
Teach me 
My life





The day with Mom & Dad






Even more
Than
That
The loves

Gone

The lives


Lost




On being a Mom












The Unremarkable
Will not 

Ever
Nor 
Can it 
Ever
Return






National Secretary of the Year






If I were to look

Back into my past 
What would I see? 
Myriad buoyant
Joyful intervals
Many more familiar
Unexceptional phases







Representing South Africa in the US








Would I change it?
The past
I know?
The Unremarkable?

No!

Not now!


Not ever!

Into my past - 40 years apart


For my past 
Is

Me!

2 comments:

  1. If we changed our past, it would change the person we are today. I like me. Glad you like you!

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  2. :) I like you too, Alex...

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