Clearing Pasts

Relegated to the old shed
Dust and cobwebs in the back
We bury the clutter far away
Trying to forget the unpleasant
A past that we didn’t like
The first time we had to live it
And every time we come across
These memories that we’ve hidden
There is no lock strong enough
To keep them from escaping
Taking strolls in the light
Only to be stuffed back in the darkness
Trying to hide them or hide from them
These things that we have collected
In the span of our lifetimes
Shadows that can appear out of the blue
At the most inopportune moments
When we’re desperately trying
To hang onto this sliver of happiness
That we have managed to attach to
It is time to spring clean
To deal with that ferreted stuff
Face head-on the uncomfortable
That we’ve shut out for so very long
Tidying the mind of the ghosts
That steal the peace and joy
We are eternally trying for
We exorcize when we examine
In the most intricate and finite detail
The nightmares that we have shut up
The hour has come to walk with them
Talk to them and argue if we must
But to face them down, go through them
And wade into the thickest of the mist
Find the clarity and understanding
To release the prisoners of the cages
Wish them well and bid them a fond adieu
With blessings and love for the murky
And for ourselves
In these first steps forward
Into the glorious unknown
Open to the adventurous new

Debbie Gravett © 2021.06.05

RDP: The Old Shed
FOWC: Clutter
Image by Brigitte makes custom works from your photos, thanks a lot from Pixabay

2 thoughts on “Clearing Pasts

  1. Another gem Debbie. My favourite lines –
    “Tidying the mind of the ghosts
    That steal the peace and joy
    We are eternally trying for”
    Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

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