Posted by: Elron Mings | 1December2010

Don’t Look Back

I didn’t find a lot of time to write while on my Journey, but those times I did, and the mood was “right”, I tried to take advantage.  There won’t be many Poems that are “consecutive” by date, but this next one was during one of those times, as was the Poem I wrote the next day… again, I hope you enjoy!  🙂

Don’t Look Back


The scene is wilting

the fabric tattered

such beauty once found

it seems it didn’t matter.


The colors of Life

shown brightly through

absent now the T.L.C.

nothing left looks new.


Easy to ignore

easier still to forget

what once was & could be

buried deep in the closet!


Tomorrow comes quick

forgotten yesterdays Glory

none left listening, or telling

the wise person’s story.


Capitalism takes reign

landscapes, shelters, poor,

elderly, needy, & children all abandoned

“No worries… who’s keeping score?”


©  12 AUG2010                                             James Elron Mings


  1. The last part reminded me of Walt Whitmans poetry.


    • I’m not sure which part you speaking of (though I think I have an idea…), but I most definitely appreciate the compliment, being referred to one who is so well received as a Poet already! 🙂 Thank you for the comment, feel free to “Like” or Subscribe, and pass the word! LOL We Poets need all the “recognition” we can get should it be that we seek Publication, and such things, our “target market” I fear is diminishing. As we become so ensconced in technology, and the general “disconnect” from not only our emotions, but each other, hiding behind this great “medium” of communication, replacing the genuine connection(s) made in “real Life”. Again, thank you, and Blessed be Elizabeth! 🙂


  2. Ah, Elron: I can’t even begin to tell you on a public forum what I think of this poem. Please: check out the poetry of Wallace Stevens.

    Love you,



    • I still don’t get the reference to Steven Wallace, but after speaking to you on the phone, I may not totally agree, but neither do I disagree totally. I appreciate your honesty and your discretion! And you know I Love you, and enjoy your feedback!


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