Good morning and welcome to the Poetry Corner. Please join me in welcoming Cheri Roman and her poem, Past Life.
Past Life by Cheri Roman
Look back over your shoulder,
See her standing on the further shore
Slender hearted, a mirror in her hand
Wild-eyed possibilities dance around her feet,
Around her wrist a bracelet of the nearly loved.
The radio invites you to join the surfin’ safari,
Located at the Hotel California where you’ll be
Reunited with an ocean of those devoted to you.
She is so young.
She can only see five minutes into the future and
Every decision is major,
Every disappointment monumental.
She doesn’t know
The truth hides in a pocket she has yet to empty.
Would you tell her if you could,
Or are you brave enough to wait,
Allow her the adventure,
Let her claim the shore on her own
As she becomes you.
Awesome poem! Thanks for sharing, Cheri!
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