Future and Past


See you soon, old friend
When we grow to become men
We are family, my brother
That’ll never change
Goodbye, old me
We are better now
We shall grow
We are stars
No one can change that


  1. Dear TB,

    Great poem. Sometimes it is important to let the past be just that and move on to become a better version of our self. The poem clearly shows how you say goodbye to the old you to become a better person in the future. Words speak louder than actions. Keep on writing and expressing yourself.

  2. Xenia de Luna says

    Wow, this is a deep and very reflective poem!
    You are an inspiration, changes,especially ones such as changing your old self into something new, something bigger are scary and require lots of courage. You have that!
    As you said, you are a star- a star that is about to rise and shine. Next time I’ll see a star on a nighblue sky, I’ll be reminded of you and how brave you are for taking that step and leaving your old life behind.

  3. TB,
    Your poem speaks wonders of the amount of self-awareness that you have and it amazes me that you have the strength to change yourself. Change is a very difficult thing to do, I have tried to change myself for the better many times and it has been a struggle. It takes a conscious effort and a lot of dedication. We are always growning, but it is up to us to take the path that we believe to be the best for our futures. Our pasts stay with us, but we can use them to make us stronger for the future, to make us stronger for our better selves. Thank you for sharing a part of your journey with me.

  4. TB,
    With only a few words you pack so much feeling and power into such a short piece. The themes of family and love are really impactful. You express this feeling of certainty and power. I encourage you to continue exploring the ideas of identity in your work and I really look forward to reading more of your poems.

  5. Hi TB,

    I really enjoyed how there are two separate “goodbyes” in this poem: one to yourself and one to a friend. The way you describe both of you moving on separately, but together spiritually is very powerful. This makes me think about how sometimes, saying “goodbye” to a person you love is like losing a part of yourself, and this can change who you are. Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful poem.

  6. I love this poem. I want to frame it. I think it’s a cool concept that past us have the same origins (like siblings) but are not the same as present or future self. I am wayyyy different than I was even a year ago. I also love that you love your past self and embrace them but you also love your present self. Good job!

  7. Alejandra Martinez says

    This poem is wonderful. It shows growth in yourself. It’s wonderful to outgrow the person you once were. Continue working on yourself to become better. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Molly Reed says

    Hi TB,
    I really liked your poem. You are paying homage to your past self and celebrating growth. It is beautifully written and produces many emotions. I wish you all the best in your journey.

  9. Hey TB,

    I love the meaning behind this writing. We are always positively growing as a person. Each and everyone of us.

  10. Logan Lehman says


    Without knowing the exact details of your situation, this poem communicated a feeling of loss and growth at the same time that I think many of us have felt. There was so much power in this despite the shortness of the piece. Thank you.

  11. TB,
    This poem has so much emotion and beauty packed into its short lines. Being able to say goodbye to a version of yourself that you have outgrown is a deep and complex experience. Thank you for sharing that aspect of your journey, and I look forward to reading more of your work!

  12. Tiona Lancaster says

    I admire your courage to formally let go of your past and move into your future with a new and clear-headed state of mind. Many blessings to you on your new path and please continue sharing your work.

  13. We are stars
    No one can change that

    I love the sense of hope that this poem conveys. The ending lines are so beautiful.

  14. TB, Thank you for sharing this poem on growth and acceptance of self evolution. It’s so important to show love to all forms of our beings and you capture hat perfectly. I hope you keep growing and I wish the best for you!

  15. Jocelyn Matos says

    This was a great way to express saying goodbye to the old version of you and creating a new one. This poem feels like a sense of growth and maturity. I respect the togetherness you included and the change you strongly believe in!

  16. Caroline K. says

    Dear TB,
    Thank you for sharing this poem. It is inspiring that you are able to say goodbye to the past and grow into someone else. Also, it is important to remember to reminisce on past experiences and have them shape you into the person you will become.

  17. Hello, TB-this is such an interesting poem, addressing yourself as if you were another person. I really like these lines:
    We shall grow
    We are stars
    No one can change that

  18. Christine T. says

    Dear TB,

    Thank you so much for sharing your poetry. While the poem is short it packs many different themes into its lines– themes of personal growth, self-acceptance, and the strong ties we have with others. I am particularly impressed with the complete confidence that you convey regarding how special you are and your future potential. Self-acceptance is something so many people struggle with, no matter their backgrounds, so to see it on display so prominently in your writing is definitely something that stands out to the reader and, hopefully, encourages them to practice the same time of acceptance towards themselves.

    Thank you again for sharing your wonderful poetry with us!

    Christine T.

  19. Dear TB,

    I appreciate this poem for many reasons, thank you. First and foremost, it is encouraging to me and anyone looking for personal and spiritual growth. Yet, to keep in mind when that the past will always be apart of you and the growth.

    Thank you for sharing this!

  20. TB, I enjoyed this short poem. Addressing yourself as someone different surprised me.

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