The Past & The Future


by Odimegwu Onwumere

There are things one does not leave
for the PAST to follow the FUTURE.
It’s not expedient to leave good virtues,
morality, love, discipline, sound spirituality,
humility, reverence…,
because the world’s people
are moving FORWARD
with everything and anything.
What must be left for the past
are anger, bickering, tinkering, socery,
envy, hatred, disobidience, nagging, dogmatism…
for the embrace of happiness, peace, love, respect…
In the landscape of the FUTURE
many people are leaving the PAST for,
there are few things that are less comfortable
than that of one in the PAST.
The FUTURE is not determined
by the abandonment of the PAST.
Many people are yet to grasp the meaning of time.
The FUTURE will still disappoint a lot of people
who do merely reads bitter lessons from the PAST.
Even though that the PAST is gone, it is not yet over,
because the FUTURE many progressives
are spoiling conservativism for
is not guaranteed.
One thing many people have forgotten
or are yet to take cognizance of
is that the dreams of the PAST
is the reality of the FUTURE.
If we did not see yesterday, we cannot love today.
We can only enable the FUTURE, not to foresee it.
A lot of people are hopping into the FUTURE
because they see others crusading it,
forgetting that the FUTURE
is not what it used to be,
because it comes soon enough.

Odimegwu Onwumere, Poet/Author, Media/Writing Consultant and Motivator, is the Coordinator, Concerned Non-Indigenes In Rivers State (CONIRIV); and Founder, Poet Against Child Abuse (PACA), Rivers State. Mobile: +2348032552855. Email:

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