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Trials And Tribulations

As fast as the water's flow
under a bridge,
memories fade away.
Good memories seem to fade
Into the distance,
whilst bad memories,
we are constantly reminded
of and they have a stubbornness,
to stay.



It is a fact, that if we do something
good,
it is rewarded by pleasing and gladness.
The moment we do something that is
considered not good,
that one thing is remembered,
cancelling out all of the good
and leaving a stain of
badness.



We can do little about it,
to try and forget,
as there are those that
delight in misfortune
and upset.



I say, live and let live.
Leave well alone,
the mention of past
bad.
You, I or anyone else,
for that matter,
are not infallible
and whilst there is a
battle of good and bad
memories,
one should be able to forgive.

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Submitted by victor_j on December 11, 2012

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Victor Gatenby

My name is Victor John Gatenby, born in 1958 and native of North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. I am a researcher of genealogy and started to write poetry in 2002, after retiring from public service. Having a creative and compassionate mind, for helping people, that is in my scope to do, I find that by writing poetry, not only expresses my life thoughts, but I feel, gives meaning and inspiration to others. Whether it be fictional or based on fact, the poetry I write will always be read differently and have a differing meaning from one person to the next. My aim is to give a pleasure to the reader without the poetry being too complex or deep, so as not to be understood or enjoyed. Much of my poetry is based upon life events and perceptions. I find that works well and I can draw upon my own experiences, to put into poetry, a literary art form.Those that read my poetry, I hope gain something from it and enjoy reading the same. At the same time, I am committed to contributing to Poetry.com and it's community, by reading the work of other's and appropriately recording constructive criticism and rating work, without prejudice. I expect my work to be critiqued also with respect and common sense. I have a zero tolerant attitude towards any inappropriate work, words, remarks etc.V J Gatenby (Author) more…

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