Tuesday, December 21

Lyndia of the Future

Today's Reverb10 prompt (as follows) made into a poem was also shared on One Shot Wednesday at One Stop Poetry.
Prompt: Future self.
Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead?
Letter to the Future

Dearest Self of the Future,

Your selfish self of the past
seems to think
she knows something you

But you already knew that.

I wait to hear from you almost everyday
and listen to my own whisper
unlikely guessing
unprophetic messing
about, in the unknown places
I can't see,
this blatant avoidance of
the time right in front of me
will make me wiser when I can see
it from behind
forgetting it
and regretting it
as a
past self ought to.

p.s. stop listening for me and just learn to love.

by LyndiaP December 21, 2010


  1. So true - what would we tell ourselves???
    Hmmm very thoughtful a wrenching feeling in this poem

    thanks for sharing with One Shot

    Moon Smiles and have a Wonderful Christmas

  2. Great advice.

  3. Learn from the past and move on :) Merry Christmas.

  4. Clever poem, especially when calling out past self with sarcasm.

  5. oh i like it!im sure it will brought a smile in you when you read it after.its thoughtful musings will surely made "future self' happy and proud

  6. this was clever and very original...thats got me thinking now....thanks for sharing and have a great christmas...pete