Blooming out of Decay

Should haves, could haves and meant to dos

Leave you with regrets and feeling blue.

If you look too long at the past gone by,

You will sit and wonder, and perhaps even cry.

 

Your past is just that. It has passed you and gone.

You can spend your present wondering, what went wrong?

But you can’t change what you cannot undo.

And if you could… would you still be you?

 

For you are built from your bad, as well as your good.

The lessons you learned were well understood.

You formed yourself through the dark and the gloom.

And through all that, you’ve become, a beautiful bloom.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

For Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Macro.

I decided to go with the macro mushroom shot a couple of days ago. However, I stared at the pictures, not knowing what to write. Today, within 5 minutes, this poem came out so I went with it.

For me, it speaks on how so many of us feel trapped in our past, our pain and our history. It’s hard to move out of that, but you can. That’s the great thing. We can rediscover and reshape ourselves a little each day. And like the mushrooms growing on the rotting tree in the forest, we can have purpose and beauty. I hope that whoever needs to hear this today does. I feel like it poured out of me for a reason…perhaps I needed to hear it myself.

and, since it fits…

For the theme of the Daily Post’s Challenge ~ Survival.

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Blooming out of Decay

  1. Pingback: Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro (and the Wild through a Tiny Lens) | Lens and Pens by Sally

  2. Your poem indicates that we can overcome the negative, and beauty can be found in strange places. Letting go of what was and become the here and now. Your mushrooms are a perfect example. You’ve captured their delicacy, they even seem as though they are a delicious dessert–Italian style. Well done. Happy Photo Challenge.

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