I May Never See Tomorrow

I may never see tomorrow, 
there's no guarantee, 
and things that happened yesterday
belong to history.

I can't predict the future, 
I can't change the past,
I have just the present memories
to treat as my last.

I must use this moment wisely,
for soon it will pass away,
And be lost forever 
as a part of yesterday.

I must exercise compassion,
help the fallen to their feet,
Be a friend unto the friendless,
make their life complete.

The unkind things I do today,
may never be undone,
And friendships that I fail to win,
may never more be won.

I may not have another chance
on bended knees to pray,
And I thank God with a humble heart
for giving me this day!

I may never see tomorrow,
but this moment is my own.
It's mine to use or cast aside:
the choice is mine, alone. 

I have just this precious moment 
in the sunlight of today.
Where the dawning of tomorrow
meets the dusk of yesterday.

~written by George L. Nolan

 

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