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  • Holding Forth

    Moving forward
    holding the past
    in my heart
    and in my head
    the good
    the bad
    the indifferent
    all of it
    Knowing I can’t change
    any of it
    but not wanting to lose
    any of it
    Keeping it with me
    to remind me
    of the loves I’ve held
    the losses I’ve suffered
    the ordinary that was
    Taking comfort
    yes comfort
    from all I’ve done
    Using it
    as the base I’ve built
    from which
    to go up
    Knowing what was good
    and what was not
    and drawing from that
    the strength I’ll need
    to face what I
    don’t know is coming
    with memories
    to warm me
    when it’s cold
    and steel me
    when it’s hard
    Holding me together
    moving forward

  • #2
    Sounds as if you are resolutely prepared for tomorrow. A beautiful, somewhat stoic write. Thank you.

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    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you, RLW. It was a bit of a rough holiday this year. The ha’sonnets I had written earlier, so they stayed upbeat. We had a death in the family ten days before Christmas which put a damper on everything. Things still aren’t back to normal.

    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      I'm so sorry. Death is difficult for we who still wait our turn to experience it. Know that I will pray for comfort for you, and your family, as you continue to put one foot ahead of the other and try to carry on.

    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you. I know you’ve been through a lot of this the past few years.

  • #3
    Should a year be set
    upon a rock of resolve
    how more sure
    it will dissolve
    to sand.
    Adamantine
    never was
    the will of Man.

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    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you, Johntee! It was a rough holiday, so I was trying to buck myself up. Thanks for thr word Adamantine. I had to look it up.

  • #4
    Like the big bang a lot happening all at once very enjoyable

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    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you very much, The second! It was an emotional write. I’m glad it came out as enjoyable and not a downer.

  • #5
    Deep! A very deep introspective, retrospective, and prospective piece. Thanks for sharing Muttado1sb !

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    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you, Rhymeboy! It was all those things.

  • #6


    I used to say: "I hope everything changes." Then I realized that there was only one way for everything to change — to change myself.

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    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you.

  • #7
    Sorry to hear the news about your Xmas but thank you for sharing your excellent poem

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    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you very much, Pp!
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