"The past lies upon the present like a giant's dead body.":
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne ~
We drag our past around with us like a ball and chain.
It lurks in the background
of our every happening
like a cocked trigger
Ready to go off.
Painful experiences in the past excite fear in the present.
And happy memories stir up false hope.
It's a limit on our lives,
That's the point.
It keeps things
When life is meant to
I accept the past, and don't let it enslave me.