Yesterday is gone is a poem written by Reiu Somao-I and shared to The Ugly Writers under the theme Terrible Ideas for the month of July
Yesterday is gone
I looked back and all I could see was fog
No more trees dancing, just a pile of dried logs
The light was gone and everything was fading
My eyes started to burn and my heart was aching
Those times we spend together, I don’t miss you.
The yells that used to scold at me, it’s disappearing too.
Faces that I faintly recognize, what did I do?
Touches that felt warm, why did I let go?
I shout to be heard, it only echoes around
I’m afraid I could no longer say I’m safe and sound
I remember those beatings and slashes
The infinite counts of kicks and punches
As I shifted my gaze, scars appeared on my body
It didn’t hurt at all but it looks so ugly
Ah! So that was the past that I wanted to seal
In exchange of my freedom, I made a deal
I should never look back again and cry
This is the best for me if I don’t wish to die
Past is done and shall never be repeated
Present is here and this is what I needed
Future will be shaped and kneaded
My life would never be controlled or dictated
Today is important, tomorrow, I’ll do the best I can
Because I’m no longer the same since yesterday is gone.
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