In my continuing series of completely unoriginal ideas I offer the following. The inspiration comes, once again, from Stella, who speaks of a yearning for the past. And who of us do not have such yearnings, at least occasionally?
Personally I am constantly haunted by a strong desire to return to my time as a schoolboy during which I was an arrogant, self absorbed, thoughtless, reckless young dickhead. I find life as an arrogant, self absorbed, thoughtless, reckless old dickhead so much less satisfying.
But it seems that science is unlikely to unlock the secrets of backward time travel in my lifetime (forward time travel has been mastered – I’m rocketing in that direction at a terrifying rate) so I may have to concede that those halcyon days of my youth are gone forever ….
But I digress. Below is my uninspiring response to Stella.
And the sun will say
That no longer is it
It will not listen
To my sorrow
There will be time for that
Today will be
As it will be
It will not change its plans
For soon I will be dead
All my yesterdays
6 thoughts on “Don’t look back.”
sweet and so profound, good one pops!
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Nah. Just me being some sort of cyber creep.
then you really need to work a bit harder at that last word coz it ain’t working too well 🙂
I thought you were done with these?
Thought-provoking piece. It brings you into melancholy and then slaps you across the face to wake you up.
Your comment about forward time travel made me laugh out loud! 😮 😀
Thank you so much Brutus! Your kindness is so appreciated and your writing surpasses anything I’ve ever written.