I never look back

02 Aug


I never look back

over my shoulder

at what is lost

or is history.


I never look ahead

at what may

or may not

ever be.


I live

for the moment

with the beauty

that touches me.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fulvio De Marinis


Posted by on August 2, 2020 in Poetry, Still Life


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12 responses to “I never look back

  1. ~M

    August 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Best way to live 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Romantic Dominant

      August 2, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      Smiles. I believe it to be so. It works for me anyway.

      Liked by 1 person

      • ~M

        August 2, 2020 at 2:19 pm

        And it’s funny that you posted this today because I just had a dream this morning, where I was being forced back into the past. And I was trying to leave the past right where it was and ignore the people who wouldn’t let me leave it behind. So of course your poem really spoke to me. I always love it when things like this happen. Just reinforces what I already know to be true.

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  2. SCM

    August 2, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Some says past does not exist neither future only what we feel right now… lovely


    Liked by 1 person

  3. emergingfromthedarknight

    August 3, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Great way of living. I look back waaaaay too much 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. thereluctantpoet

    August 5, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Ahhh, Super post!! Love the idea of this, but is it really possible? Really? If we don’t learn and remember the lessons of the past won’t we make the same mistakes again? And if we don’t look to the future will we plan and have goals and be able to things done in a better way? What of Dreams? Dreams are of things not in the present aren’t they? LOL Just wondering, My Friend!

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    • Romantic Dominant

      August 5, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      Smiles. Yes. But it is more about not regretting the past and not allowing it to dominate the present and the future. And I’m not sure we truly make mistakes. We make choices. We take paths. Hindsight might see them as mistakes, but a million unforeseen circumstances might have turned them into mistakes. And as for the future – there is a lovely line from an ancient Joni Mitchell song – ‘just when you think tht you’ve finally got it made, bad news comes knocking at your garden gate’. Life has far too many variables outside our control to do anything but do what we think is right, and hope. But today. Oh today. We should never compromise today. Smiles. I am glad you liked the post.

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  5. thereluctantpoet

    August 6, 2020 at 12:27 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 1 person


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