Drop the story

After a failed marriage, I spent years wasting my life in worthless hatred and regret. Holding on to bitter memories did more harm to me than the actual thing did. It was only when I learnt to let go and moved on in life that I began to experience the beauty of life again. Nothing is gained by holding on to the past but you will definitely lose your happiness and peace of mind.

My spiritual master often stresses the importance of living in the present moment. He often tells his followers to shut the past, cut the future and live in the present. Carrying the past baggage weighs us down while nothing is gained except bitterness. Doing my first Art of Living basic course was an eye-opener for me. Hearing the teacher talk about the importance of the present moment, I remembered all those wasted times in misery. That was a turning point for me. I decided there and then not to waste anymore time pondering over the past and move on in my life with a smile on my face.

These lines I wrote to remind myself again and again to ‘drop the story’ and move on with my life with renewed hopes of a better tomorrow.

Drop the story

For it has come to an end signaling a time to move on.

For the past with its pain and regrets has forever gone.

For new hopes await at the horizon of a promising dawn.

Drop the story

For the defeat has paved the way for victory and glory.

For you have suffered enough in the hell and purgatory.

For the end calls for celebrations and some melody.

Drop the story

For no more with sorrow you have to meekly cope.

For this life goes beyond the zenith and the slope.

So simply enjoy this present joy, this future hope.


© 2017 Shaloo Walia All rights reserved



  1. Wonderful lines…*Be a heroine……

    My highest respect for you as a Heroine in your own life but may i know a lil about the other casts like the Hero and the Villian ?

    Just kidding

    Have a blessed time

  2. Thank you for this uplifting and encouraging poem and your contextualising words. What if the story yields ripe fruit for creativity, bringing forth characters, plot and settings which are gripping and which could also be a comfort to others going through similar struggles? For example, Charles Dickens drew on his own childhood poverty to write characters like Oliver Twist, and the consequence was social change as the well off became aware of the struggles of the working class.

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