Have you ever thought about your past so much that memories from years ago were as vivid as if they happened days ago? Have you ever been surprised at what you found upon another look? This collection of poetry stirs through deep memories, mixing the past with the present. The state of pausing becomes a way to reflect and reevaluate the life lived so far. Past and Pending: Poems of Nostalgia and Endurance takes readers on a journey as it travels through the warmth of childhood years, the fast-paced nature of high school years, and eventually settles into the uncertain present tense. The book also plummets into the bittersweet feelings of partings. It shows how often people leave each other's lives without saying goodbye. Creativity is another marker of identity that the poems in this collection explore. It delves into the importance of continuing to try in the face of failures or disappointments. It emphasizes the passion that urges people to create and produces a positive message of endurance.