The Years Behind

The Years Behind

A Poem by Rita L. Sev
"

What I've learned so far

"

The years behind have shared the secret

of getting up

after a fall

 

They’ve gifted love and laughter,

found the humor

in it all

 

The years have brought my share of loss

and figured

friend from foe

 

And taught the delicate balance

of holding on

and letting go


© 2013 Rita L. Sev



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This is great, Rita - I thoroughly enjoyed it.

~ Noodle ~

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you! :)
Good poem. Really, it was.........

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Mark... really! :)
Wow!! Another one of Rita's great work. This is nice, shelved in my library now

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Cassie. I'm glad you liked this one.
I like this side of your writing, Rita. Reflective and positive words we can all learn and should live by. Angi~

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Angi! I try to live them, too...
Wow.
Just
Wow.
I don't often see your serious side...but when you do let it show, you are wise beyond your years.
Very, very well done. I am in awe.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Angel. Though, not so sure this is "beyond my years". I wrote this the day before my bi.. read more
Angel

4 Years Ago

Happy Birthday, dear one...to me 45 is a young girl. My youngest kid is 33. The oldest is 43. The.. read more
Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

That's handy - easy to remember the date! My birthday was in May - I'm digging up some older pieces... read more
If only we could all learn such valuable lessons Rita, Im sure this world of ours would be a much better place to live in.
This is a tremendous reflective piece and I'd actually like it as an Epitaph because I haven't a scooby-doo when it comes to knowing when to let go or hold on (he said grippin on for grim death).
Excellent poem Rita

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Well, as I plan to live to be 100, I have a few years to "officially" get there - but not many... ;).. read more
ANTO

4 Years Ago

I will petition the Queen/King of England will bend the rules that day (Uk residents only) and send .. read more
Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Ha! I look forward to that, Anto! :)
A lesson learned is a lesson earned....
to try is what we are born to do. sometimes life can give us a whack but rise after a fall, learn from mistakes and try try again.
'Life is a choice, make it what you will'

Great write with a nicely set tone with outstanding flow.

Very nice.
Regards
Troy

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Your poem put this one in mind. Glad you liked it - thanks!
Troy Henson

4 Years Ago

Ah really?? Im flattered:) Thats a first for me
That was great. I like the tempo I always like things to sing in my head and also teach a lesson Well done

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Tate!
Hard but important lessons. You're very wise.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Not so sure of that sometimes... :) Thank you, Samuel!
Perfect! you have penned my thoughts exactly. Lessons from life that we learn as we get older especially the final lines..



Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Stella! Glad you could relate.

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Added on May 3, 2013
Last Updated on May 3, 2013
Tags: Life, Lessons, Letting go

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Rita L. Sev

Philadelphia, PA



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