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Past Tense

Past Tense

Once upon a time
The future seemed far off in the distance
We listened to them complain
How time flies by so quickly
Then we were there, so suddenly
We hardly knew how we’d gotten here
Couldn’t help but look behind us
Just to check
Where did the time go?
It had been used up so thoroughly
Unchangeable and permanent
We turned around and looked forward
Straight past the horizon
To the new future
We’d be more careful with this one
Plan-Prepare-Organize-Prioritize
Only to realize
What is a future
Without today ?
Only a moment in passing

by April Mitchell
2/2010

5 COMMENTS (click here!):

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Is not life beautiful in ITs prosperous glory
And doesn't all scripture tell a morallity story
Of peace of mind too lesuire to all kind
But apply it with will want and pleasure
And truely search And openly find
A boX of openly rich treasure.

Your smile charms mI while. Thank you wonderfully so very much. You are a special person, I like that. Take extreme and gentle care. Fligh.

Jen said...

I love this... simply beautiful... fantastic!

Arya said...

I enjoy reading your poetry, thank you for sharing it on your blog, it really is soul stirring!

septembermom said...

Quite lovely. I enjoyed reading this poem. The last line is perfect.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

I lost your confident smile
From lifes' will and want trial.
But here to extremely know
My glory is noght but glow.

You write so beautifully, I'd like to recipricolly offer a gesture of happy ever after? Thank you. Take wonderful care. Bye.

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