Monday, July 11, 2011

walk the past

Photo credit: Neil Alexander















a broken past lies in the ruins
still we hold on to it
clutch it like a baby does with a toy
ghost of our memories
travels through the secret passages
with no respect for future
why not demolish the palace
and let the creatures of the deep dark forest take over?

but the world is too busy destroying mankind

16 comments:

dustus said...

clutching the broken past like a baby's toy... wow. Powerful words to fit the image.

sandra said...

it is difficult to decide...!

Brian Miller said...

it is a tough gambit...your last line carries strength as always...

Ramesh Sood said...

Well, yes, we do clutch the past.. you have unknowingly given me a lesson here.. a big one for that..

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Wonderful, thoughtful, and said so well. Very nicely done.

Jingle said...

powerful wrap up.
thanks for sharing.

ayala said...

Clutching the broken past....totally love this.

dsnake1 said...

a thought-provoking post. :)

chromapoesy.com said...

ghost of our memories
travels through the secret passages
with no respect for future

How often the past tries to devour the future, as overpopulation and other ecological disasters rise, I feel this sharply. Well executed!

Reflections said...

powerful last words. beautiful piece

zongrik said...

interesting thought - we're too busy destroying each other, and not letting nature destroy what needs to be destroyed? is that what you are saying?

Claudia said...

yep - we shouldn't hold on to ruins...good write gautami..powerful

haikulovesongs said...

we do not really live if we remain focused on the past. a wonderful take on the prompt!

shail said...

Excellent and powerfully worded. I am sharing this :)

Harshad mehta said...

We need to demolish ghosts of past that hound, Let palaces be in tact.

Powerful write.

Shashi said...

You have created lovely and powerful imagery here and I could relate to your words a lot... the ending was perfect...

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