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What is the past to you, I'm asked
Why, the past is a corpse, my friend
It cannot live, it cannot breathe
And you cannot be there again

Unearth it, dissect it
Prop it up in a chair
Learn from it what you can
For you cannot live there
Just a little personal philosophy ...
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artin2007 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Technically, this is another good lyric
that could be set to music.... 

re the philosophy...this is true...
the past is most useful to learn from...
much to rue...and much to smile about, no?
and you are persuasive...
But, what to do with the memories?
Esp. the good ones?
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CircleDreams Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Well, you know I have a rock background...so I'm sure it is no surprise that many of my poems are similar to lyrics. ;)

I've known too many people who have been clutched tightly to the past, and ignored their lives in the now. To me, at least, it doesn't really matter if the memories from the past are positive or negative. Enjoy your memories, treasure your experiences (they've helped create who you are, after all) ...but, happy or sad, do not let your past eat up your now. :aww:
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Silenceheard Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012   Writer
I love it! :D

The verity of the poem is simple yet beautifully written.
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CircleDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Thank you! ...means a lot to me : )
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Silenceheard Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012   Writer
You are most welcome! ^^
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Thrakki Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Short, simple, and very good!

It is helpful to remind oneself of this occasionally. There are no pause or rewind buttons in life. Every action has a reaction. Learn from the past, or be doomed to repeat it, at another time.
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CircleDreams Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Truer words, huh? Glad you liked it ...I wrote it after someone asked me about a painful incident from my past ...
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AlinaWildlives Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how unfortunatetly true it is
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CircleDreams Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Thank you! It is easy to forget ...our lives are happening right now ...
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AlinaWildlives Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah it can be
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