Monday, June 23, 2014

On This Side of Then...

On this swift side of Then we do
The best with what we’ve got
Before the After spills its view
In whereabouts of thought

We cannot do a single thing
About tomorrow’s quest
Save, on this side of Then giving
The Now our utter-best

Then is a place we cannot touch
Save in imagination
But ever in our present-clutch
Now pleads its obligation

So, on this side of Then we dream
About Now’s sure fruition
Life’s awesome undertaking streams
In now-to-then ambition

Then ever will succeed the Now
Time’s monochrome unfolding
But, Then depends greatly on how
We use the Now we’re holding

© Janet Martin

Yesterday today was tomorrow. Its Then is Now. We can give tomorrow nothing but our Best Today!

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