May 16th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Echoes

The poem “Echoes” is about the past people and emotions that interject themselves into the present. There is benefit and danger in these intrusions.


Echoes are the true consorts
lurking near for good or bad
with reminders of the past
answering those who look back
I’d not tell you to ignore them all
for there is benefit to be gained
as well as terrors to be dodged
when life repeats once again

there is a need to interact
find the blessings in the ghosts
when they follow to instruct
those lost in moment’s breadth
gentle reminders of what should be
in the faces seen presently
another chance to learn a lesson
repeating till the task taught

contrasting with the bitter shades
only wanting to steal what’s now
dragging back what’s been gained
to the depths of yesterday
regrets ally with anxiety
sadness taking a pound of flesh
avoid these with loving zeal
they have no part for healthy folk

one or the other will meet you there
in the space outside of present
taking due where they can
each with a mission you must attest
learn the true from the good
avoid the wraiths of memories
then the echoes will be found
to be only what you need in now.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20180516.