A Poem by JohnnyB

Why should we worry about tomorrow,
When it is still a day away?
It seems more important to keep our attention,
On making it through today;

Today is the day to face our problems,
Tomorrow may be too late,
Today is the day to be concerned,
For tomorrow we may meet our fate;

Today is the day we should show our love,
To those who mean so much,
For tomorrow is a whole new time,
By then, we may be out of touch;

Today is the day to help our neighbor,
We should let someone know we care,
Today we know that we can help,
But tomorrow may not be ours to share;

Today is the day to teach our children,
What life is all about,
Tomorrow they'll be grown, and on their own,
Then our advice they can do without;

Today is the day to say we're sorry,
For tomorrow is not promised to be,
Today is the day to admit mistakes,
So our minds can stay clear and free;

Today is the day to open our eyes,
To the trouble our world is in,
It may take more than a day to accomplish things,
But, today is the day to begin.

___________________________________J R Brock
© 1995 john-michael productions, ltd.

© 2010 JohnnyB

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This poem struck close to home, I've been very worried about moving in for college and all the challenges it will bring. However today is today and why not live it. The repetition helps to create an easy to read and easy to follow poem. In addition, opening with a question like you did was a very good attention grabber and kept me captivated by the proceeding lines.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Live for today, because tomorrow may never come so why live in tomorrow? This is very well written and all so very true. I really do like this a lot.

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Yeah this is cool. If everyone stopped worrying about tomorrow so much and lived in the now, a lot of people would live happier lives. I really like your poem.

Posted 11 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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Oh my I LOVE this!!! You make so many great points in this piece and the poem is SO true! Tomorrow is never a promised day so we should cherish today. Love the message, the flow, just everything about this piece! Great poem! :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on January 28, 2010
Last Updated on February 2, 2010
Tags: poetry, Brock, Today




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