Thursday, October 25, 2007

Making Mistakes

[Composed for the Monday Poetry Stretch (First Lines) at the Miss Rumphius Effect.]

Making Mistakes

Yesterday is history.
I look toward tomorrow.
To spend today just looking back

would lead me right to sorrow.

I know the past has happened,

for I was there at the time,

but I can't change what I did then,

not with millions nor a dime.

I can only say I'm sorry,

and I'll not do that again.

It was a simple blunder

not a grievous mortal sin.

I look toward the future

and I don't brood on the past.

By learning from my errors

I know my fate is not yet cast.

[The first line "Yesterday is History" is from Emily Dickinson]

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