Movin on…

there are times,
I wish I could
go back.

I’d fix
all the places
where things
went right off track.

But then
I remember,
you can’t fix
what’s not been learned.

So instead,
I just keep livin,
knowin the past
has been adjourned.

© 2021 Michelle Cook

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36 thoughts on “Movin on…

    1. Yeah, I think we all wish we could do things over sometimes. But I do believe everything happens for a reason and so that is how I make sense of things that I wish never happened.

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy. ❤️ That’s the part that always comes back to me when I feel like I could’ve done the past better. It reminds me that I did the best I could for what I knew at that particular time.

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  1. Having been that odd person few people like, the one that maked the bad mistakes and then moved to other states (you know how that goes: “No matter where you go, there you are.”)

    FINALLY, I said to all who would listen,”Love me as I am, or leave this place.”

    I work with people who have far worse problems, and I’ve been graced with the opportunity to know what it’s like to be a bit different. It is what I was meant to do, and without the experiences I went through in my past, there are few who could do it.

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  2. Michelle, well said. If we don’t learn those lessons, it is hard to change behavior now or then. Like Mike said, I too wish I could change some things in my past, but it may also alter the future from that point forward as I finally did learn those lessons (or at least some of them). Keith

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    1. I always think about that, how changing the past could affect the future. And I don’t think I’d want to alter the past because I genuinely like how my life has turned out.


  3. Oh, I like this. You know, I like to think I’m an expert at digging around fruitlessly in the past. I tell myself there must be something I’ve missed and if I can only dig it up, everything will be fine. But like you wrote, you can’t fix something you haven’t learned. I guess that makes me an expert at futility. Anyone want to buy a used shovel? 🙂

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