The Past Must Die

dVerse

All is still here heading toward the bottom

An unknown undertaker brings out an orange and yellow pall.

Life is lain upon its bier in autumn.

The moments that once stood come now to fall.

Its somber nature keeps man in its thrall.

Burning crisp leaves exude an incense scent.

Does the past year have sins upon its soul

For which it must endure eternal taunt?

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31 thoughts on “The Past Must Die

  1. Lucy says:

    Brilliant, brilliant piece. I’m in awe from these lines:

    “Does the past year have sins upon its soul

    For which it must endure eternal taunt?”

    If living in the past, it seems as if the narrator is slowly dying in the past. Mentally. With the past must die, this is sort of delineating that one must try to move forward, but how can one accomplish it when being reminded of it all the same? The past can be haunting, for sure, and it can really make an impact on our futures.

    Well-written and well done.

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Beautifully done! 💝 I am especially drawn to; “Does the past year have sins upon its soul for which it must endure eternal taunt?” Something to think about.

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