Just wondering…

You can't fly a kite in yesterday's wind
or swim in yesterday's river.
You can't sing a song in an hour that is gone
or tell a dead person you forgive her.

If only we could leave the past right behind us
as easily as water or weather.
If this were the case would the whole human race
treat each other a little bit better?

8 thoughts on “Just wondering…

  1. a beautifully structured and subtly rhymed poem which poses a probing question: if only there were a simple answer; the past has much to teach us — the teachings of Jesus and the Buddha to cite one narrow example — but also much that is best jettisoned: our prejudiced beliefs and practices towards our First Nations people, for instance

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