Leave Them In The Rearview
Don't Look Back. You're Not Going That Way.
Close your eyes.
Open your mind.
Allow it to wander back in time.
When you reminisce, where do you go?
How far back do you rewind?
So many memories
Just there on the periphery.
Some crystalline, others blurred by the tarnish of time.
Would you like a glimpse into mine?
I’m surrounded by strangers.
People I once thought were my family
Now, only a distant memory.
I existed in their orbit,
Yet they never cared enough to know
The real me, no not even remotely.
I was at their beck and call.
So loyal, I always gave them my all.
When I needed them?
They were all too busy,
No time to answer
Yet still expected me to come when called.
No one was ever there for me.
In fact, they caused what would ultimately befall.
I was trapped in their world,
Weighted down with obligation.
They, however, had no such reservation.
Turned their backs in a flash
Their only concern or motivation, cash.
What a welcome relief to finally tell them to just kiss my ass.
Now they’re merely fading images in the rearview.
No longer a factor in my life
Nor will they be a detriment to my future.
I refuse to be bogged down beneath such strife.
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Inspirational! Great advice and attitude. :)
Medicinal and restoring, I commensurate with this piece. Good work! ❤️
Great poem and even better message. Well done.