For today’s prompt, write a looking back poem. Of course, some people just glance over their shoulders, and others stop and turn all the way around. Some look back in time and weigh their successes and failures, evaluate things they could do better. Some claim they never look back. Whatever your stance on looking back, capture it in a poem today.


by John Yeo

Time travel will be possible

In the not too distant future.

When the moment arrives

There will be no looking back.


The puzzling time frame will alter all

We will travel through time

In our wondrous  machine.

Looking forward will be looking back.


Into the future or into the past.


Will be looking back into the future.

Travelling backwards in time

Looking back will become, Now.


Confused? Never look back


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Written for Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic asides blog on “Writers Digest”