Better Use of Yesterdays

All my second guesses
‘if only’ and ‘I should have’
standing me still.
Spent minutes
never recoverable.

A different way
I choose today
through as many tomorrows
as I can sustain.

Live forward,
less the burden
of past wrong turns,
armed with mines mapped,
outlining
the better course I can travel.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

Day 1 Prompt: Write a “closing the door” or “turning the page” poem. 2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge.

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

2 thoughts on “Better Use of Yesterdays

  1. Shari,
    I love this. The ending is superb.
    Pamela
    btw could you help me with setting a live link, I have tried and can’t seem to do it. argh!

  2. Hi Pamela. As always, your words are much appreciated.

    I’d love to help you with the live link thing. Send me an email and I’ll write it out.
    Shari

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