Followed by the shadows of my dreams,
lingering like specters, near,
I feel the weight of past regret,
fallow grounds unmade, not kept,
and opportunities that fell to doubts,
haunt this sentient mind.
How clouded is a mind,
filled with past and doubts a plenty,
casting shadows over the sun’s new days,
paths of good yet past decayed
does taunt a mind in pursuit,
even though the future is unlimited.
Life is lived in both shadow and light,
and each attributes past and present,
as it is up to us to accept which plight
shall influence our days,
and surely we must live the moments,
treat them as unique, not turn the other cheek.
Dreams I hold are enchanted,
far beyond any reality to bare,
yet without striving for the impossible,
would possible ever reside in consciousness,
ever prove how much we care
and change the future in betterment.
These shadows now are seldom cast,
for they have taught me much,
reminders of past mistakes,
yet not driven to change decision I must
make within my control,
that takes my life to higher thought.
Tony DeLorger © 2017
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