Poetic Journey in Personal Discovery

A New Past…


I’ve said goodbye to yesterday,
Yet it diligently strives to resurface.
The past is behind me, far away,
This is an unwelcome resurgence.

I’ve learned much of who I am in God.
There’s much to learn still today.
Despite how I once was,
God’s not leaving me that way.

No matter how hard the enemy tries,
To convince me I am still “she”.
To whisper false beliefs to my soul,
I’ve come to know differently.

My past is a tool I can use,
To show the hurting they’re not alone.
I can finally say I’m grateful,
For the painful place God’s brought me from.

©E.D. Allee
March, 2014

Pic: http://letmereach.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/free-from-the-past.jpg




Comments on: "A New Past…" (13)

  1. Widow Beach said:

    Though I’m not glad you have this experience, I’m relieved to know I’m not alone–I don’t understand why “yesterday” resurfaces. I confess I’ve been throwing a bit of a tantrum: “It’s not fair, it’s NOT FAIR!” And yet, my testimony true is that JESUS meets me, stands right there with me–no matter the storm or “yesterday”. For that I am grateful and Praise HIM–Hallelujah.

    • Speak it lady! I’d like to say that every time the past pushes through that I gain wisdom while not feeling threatened, afraid, sad, angry, regretful… I could go on. But, it still has some power over me. I am stronger than I used to be- I don’t crumble into an oblivion seeking mist of chemicals. That’s progress! If I channel it for good… I figure the control will be back in my hands. The control is that which I give it???

      Sent from my iPad


      • Widow Beach said:

        God is so faithful to continually strengthen us through the trials, and truly He gives us our creativity as a way to “channel the stuff”. People think I’m a prolific poet/writer–I laugh, because when I am it usually means I feel like I’m goin’ crazy, and FAST!! God bless you ALWAYS.

      • Lol. I can relate to that. My “crazy” kinda all hangs out”. Purposeful crazy… There may be a poem in that somewhere- there’s your assignment! LOL.

        Sent from my iPad


      • Widow Beach said:

        Ha ha ha ha ha–like I need a poetry assignment, you’re too cute! But I DO like that–“purposeful crazy”–wow, brilliant! That’s got to be a modern paraphrase of “beauty for ashes”, or somethin’ close.

      • LOL. I’m gonna hold to the belief that I’ve planted an assignment seed within you! Heehee. Good connection with beauty for ashes. That will work great in your poem! I’m turning into a “poetry assignment” pusher lately. Gotta check that! I like to believe it’s just confidence in your genius!

        Sent from my iPad


      • Widow Beach said:

        Too funny. I’ve got poetry prompts everywhere I look–I think they’re starting to follow me around like animate “somethings”. Maybe I should vacuum more often…..

  2. Thank you for sharing such an awesome post most especially these words ”My past is a tool I can use”.

  3. Fabulous poem that I relate to one hundred per cent and more!!

    I wait with baited breath to see what widow beach comes up with in the assignment you set her!! Lol 😄x

  4. verbnflow said:

    I love this from title to finish. Survival is such a powerful message.

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