The Uninvited Guest

The past is the uninvited guest sitting speechless in the room.

An unruly thug of remembrances liable to say anything soon.

Dead days and dead dreams are parked on memory lane.

The past wishes to speak for the present as they're just the same.

A memory will lean out the window to catch a little air.
Especially if that recollection is far too much to bare.  

Was it your mother in you that became unreasonable,
or was it the voice of reason that became treasonable?

Must've been your attitude that locked you in that cage of rage.

Or was it me always shoving you so selfishly backstage?

You were always so sure of herself and never in doubt.
Ever noticed Zen Buddhists never shout?

It is only the open heart that gets broken,
the pain, the grief, the regrets, stay unspoken.

About this poem

To address how much the past influences the present in interpersonal relationships.

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Written on January 15, 2023

Submitted by on January 23, 2023

Modified on March 14, 2023

49 sec read

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Scheme X X X X AA BB C C DD EE
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 791
Words 163
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 2

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