Never Try To Own People

Never try to own people
or even lease them
Never hold a preconception
of where or how one may fit into your world
Racking up friends like beads on an abacus
like cherries in a casino
People will come and go
Count on that
All we can do is bless the bonds
Leave the ego out of it whenever possible
or any custom made notion of the plan
Never dreaming of how we may have affected others
Lovers thought faded into history, to ether
could be thinking of you everyday
watching you through their heart’s inner eye, telescope through time
And one you thought fallen from your very existence
may be changed forever
for ever having shared their world with you
People you thought you understood
could have a different hand
Who knows what controls the chips as they fall?
Who knows what provokes a soul
to play upon your emotions
play out some drama in your life
and then exit the stage, carry on their way?
The thing to remember
is to always try to give the best of yourself
cherish the moments as they come
and never, ever hold too tightly onto anything or anyone








About Unsungpoet

Life-long poet, numerologist, author of other previously unpublished works :)
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16 Responses to Never Try To Own People

  1. Pingback: Thursday Poets Rally Week 49 Fresh Poets 2 Explore Page (July 28-August 3, 2011) | Promising Poets' Poetry Cafe

  2. many words had me relating to this piece of work, i love the self-dependence theme, it’s always a very open and honest write.

  3. Mike says:

    sweet and encouraging. I like how the photos solidified the emotions shared in the poem. ^_^

  4. sweet shots, thanks for sharing,,

    welcome join poets rally today.

    • unsungpoet says:

      Flattered that you want me as a participant…I’m very green to this blogging-internet thing, so please give me some time to wrap my mind around it! Meanwhile, I’m enjoying reading the poetry on your site…

  5. Susan says:

    What a beautiful, thought-provoking poem. I love the series of photos, too—the juxtaposition of different time periods and relationships, and all the stories there. One of the photos, in particular, took me back to a special afternoon, with a special friend. 😉 Imagine my surprise!

  6. Unsungpoet says:

    Reblogged this on unsungpoet and commented:

    This was buried in my archives from last summer, shortly after I began this blog. It is one of my personal favorites and so I wanted to reblog it today…

  7. sonofwalt says:

    I love the poem and the photos. Putting them together was brilliant.

  8. This poem was perfect for me to read at this moment. Especially at the end “and never, ever hold too tightly onto anything or anyone”. I am guilty of doing that at times. I’m sorry I haven’t had a chance to visit you’re blog; I’ll try to come back more often; especially since your poems have such
    an inspirational message behind them.

  9. Unsungpoet says:

    So wonderful to hear from you…no apology necessary, life is busy…I’m glad the poem spoke to you, maybe the work of angel dispatches!… ’cause it’s one that I had written and shared from last year and I just got it in me to repost…Thanks for the encouraging words…

  10. Such alot of Happy memories held within a photo.. But more precious than that are the ones held within our Hearts.. So true we do not own people. But many spend their lives trying to do just that..
    I am pleased you reblogged this one Unsung xx Thank you for sharing Sue

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