It is not that you cannot forget the past. You just do not forget the past you don’t want to.
It is not the moments that you remember. It is people or a person that you recollect.
Time continues to shrink. The present becomes the bygone.
Still, you cannot leave it behind. Ensconced in your chair, you sip it every day.
Like energy-boosting beverages, the past tastes sweet, sour and, most important, pleasing.
By and by, you become addicted to it the way you become addicted to caffeinated liquid.
Memories, like the Red Bull and M-150, keep your eyes, brain and mind awake at night, bothering your sleep. Don’t you notice that?
Memories, like the Red Bull and M-150, tire out your heart. Will you pretend that they don’t?
Do not blurt it out: “This is because I have been given a heart that easily gets burdened by the weight of this world which is the past.”
Heart is something that is meant to touch delicacies like a mellow dawn dribbling out of clear skies, and tenderness like kindness, and love like pellucid dewdrops which quench its thirst.
Heart is not a place to take in the cold stranger called the past who enters with the hidden intention of spoiling its peace pristine.
“There’s a word tomorrow writ bright”
There’s a word tomorrow writ bright
in the morn that wakes up fresh out of a purple horizon;
her saffron smile spreading across silent skies;
in stray flappers plying boisterous and blithe
when the soft blue has brimmed the void;
in flickering leaves, blowing breeze
across the lush pastures beyond the hills
streams humming sylvan tunes
as they through vales and dales
softly make their way
into the rippling brine;
in the womb of a would-be mother,
the nimble fingers that practise exquisite curves
in the hall resonant with xylophone strikes,
the little hands that hold books and pencils;
between young lovers huddling in a tight hug
under an Autumn fall in eventide,
and on the moon-bright face of an old mother
welcoming the safe home-coming of her wearied son.
There’s a little home for tomorrow being made
deep within their hearts; a lamp swinging in their souls.
Thus, retreat away from this world, O war, hauling your coffins back
and taking back your vow to toll the knell,
for there’s a word tomorrow writ bright
in these heavenly bells chiming in beauteous light.