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Y – is for Yesterday…


do not reach back
you will not find
anything useful

a few what-ifs
couple of should-haves
pretty darn cute could-have…

lock it all up
a see-through veil or your heart


let a seagull take it
till it becomes
a memory of yesterday


16 thoughts on “Y – is for Yesterday…

  1. Love the feel of this, especially the haunting cry of the seagulls at the end, but the whole poem has this otherworldly, looking down from above feel which is simply beautiful and right on.

  2. Wonderful words.
    Yet for some, it’s easier said than done.
    Human nature has a tendency to hold on to the past…
    Maybe we’re somehow “wired” in that way? 🙂
    Writer In Transit

  3. beautiful poem about leaving your regrets behind and letting the scavenger seagulls eat up all of that stuff. Now if only I could just let it go. Easier said than done, alas. but I am certainly going to try to drop all of those regrets, as if they were breadcrumbs to be left on the trail. When I look for them, they will be gone and it will be time to blaze a new trail.

    • it is a process, and each time you succeed and let go even if it is just a tiny little thing – that is a reason to be happy 😀

  4. Living in the past is something that traps us all. Whether it is pining for an old love or harboring anger over a wrong. Either way, you have to let go.

    • sometimes tiny little things, regrets etc. if only we could convince our minds that re-thinking it won’t change anything… 😉

  5. Beautiful! I always live by the motto ‘regret is a useless emotion.’ We can’t change yesterday, only learn from it!

  6. i find that the day before… is best, best behind. i enjoyed your thoughts and too envisioned the seagull stealing me away, well not me.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There’s no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood… is Nuts?

  7. Stunning. No regrets, live in the present. The seagull image is interesting to me. I often go to the beach and “give up” my angst, the things I need to let go, to the sea and the clouds.

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