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First Poem in a New Book | A Poem by Paul Tristram

It’s nice to be able to look back
upon those dark times
with a nonchalant shrug of the shoulders
and a calmness to your untroubled brow.
It’s not because it wasn’t unpleasant, it was,
but because it’s gone so far back into the past
that it actually feels like a previous incarnation.
What matters really is that it weeded out
the ‘No Good People’ from your life.
You learnt valuable lessons
that can be only learnt in the flames.
And you came out the other side a survivor,
which means you WON!
Look at your life now
and the new way opening up before you.
Reap the rewards offered by the cartload.
That spring in your step is real and honest,
that smile upon your face is pride.
You passed a test, magnificently!
Feel that wise old soul within you
vibrating and glowing perfectly contented.

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