JOSIE'S POEMS

 

Poems for Reflection and Discussion

By Josie Whitehead

MOVE ON FROM THE PAST

By Josie Whitehead

Move on From the Past

Move forward in life, away from the past,
     And watch it recede from your view.
Get on with today - see your future at last.
      It’s that which you need to pursue.

Yesterday’s gone, but today is right here,
     So seize both the good and the new.
Dismiss all that anger, malice and fear.
     There’s a new day that’s starting for you.

Achieve what you want in a positive way;
     Don’t stay in your own prison cell.
Your life is important -  yes each precious day.
     Help yourself to feel happy and well.

It’s now that’s important, tomorrow as well.
     So don’t let the past hold you back.
You don’t need to run, just bid it farewell
     And your life soon will get back on track.

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* This poem, chosen by teachers and children in many schools in West Yorkshire, was published with almost 400 other poems in 2010.  Sorry, the books are out of print at the moment but you have this poem here to enjoy and to think about.  I need to move forward in life too as, I am sure, everybody else.  Life's always about moving forward.  Josie