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My Thoughts Spelt Out

As I Read A Poem…


While reading some poems on the net, I came across this poem written by a unknown poet:

Yesterday, Tomorrow & Today

The journey’s our goal, our path is the point…

There are two days in every week we should never worry about.
two days that should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One is yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its aches and pains, its faults and blunders.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.

All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed, nor erase a single word we’ve said. Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow, with its impossible adversaries,
its burden, its hopeful promise and unknown performance.

 

Tomorrow is beyond our control.

Tomorrow’s sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds …
but it will rise … and until it does.
We have no stake in tomorrow, for it is as yet unborn.

This leaves only one day: TODAY!
Anyone can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when we add the burdens of yesterday and tomorrow that we break down.

It is not the experience of today that drives people mad.

It is the remorse of bitterness for something that happened
yesterday, and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.

Make TODAY the best day it can be,
and live one day at a time!

~ Author Unknown ~
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After I read it, my thoughts began to wonder around trying to unearth some sense in this poem..which I couldn’t! So if given a chance this is how I would have responded to the poet who wrote this:

“Dear Author-Of-The-Poem,

I would not go by this “yesterday-today-tomorrow” stuff, for a day is artificially marked for mankind to feel comfortable with the concept of “time”; if today is what we have, does this mean that we can rollback what happend an hour back? No, neither could we predict and control what would happen in the next hour! Ok now we change the phrase to “last second – this second – next second” and promote “live the moment” concept; will it work? No, it will fail again in a fraction of a second!

Hence the moral of the story is: that we are at the mercy of a long established master plan, executed flawlessly by the Creator; so just sitback and enjoy, come whatever may… If you are an elect it’s all for your good, if you are not, you are screwed!

With kind regards,
A Poem Critic”

 

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