Poem: “Back to the future”

When I look at the two of you it is apparent

(at least to me)

that one of you is looking forward and

one is looking back.


The one that is outgoing and gregarious

looks hopefully to the uncertainty of the future and

the one that is introverted and retrospective

looks longingly for the comfort of the past.


At eight I look forward to seeing the

type of adult you will turn into

(twenty years from now)

And at eleven I often wonder what

type of adult you would have been

(twenty years ago).


The lead-by-example stargazer and

the take-it-all-in old soul

and what is funny is that although you seem to have

a grasp on these eras

neither of you has been there


copyright 2012 Steven Harz

Published by Steven Harz

Steven Harz was the 2013 winner of the international People's Poetry Contest and is a three-time winner of The Iron Writer Challenge. In his writing, Steven captures the exhilaration, pain, and frustration of love, all the while making you strive to find the perfect balance. His work will pierce your heart with memories of love gone bad or an undying commitment to not let that happen to you - pain, truth, and appreciation pour out of his words. Steven's works have appeared in Inwood Indiana Press' Tracks, Voices 2, Donut Factory, Words+Pictures, Ink Monkey Magazine, The Germ, The Voices Project, Pocket Thoughts, and Indigo Rising UK.

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