A Poem by BobQuinn

Author: PRO BobQuinn
Created: February 11, 2018 at 09:07 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.5 Stars by 3 users with 3 comments and 68 views

Always Today  

Tomorrow really never gets here
staying just out of reach,
unlike yesterday gone by
with what it had to teach.

Now there's a lesson we can learn
looking back at what was taught,
unlike the elusive future
with wisdom still un-bought.

Some will eagerly anticipate
what yet remains to learn,
while we with more experience
look back sometimes to yearn.

Reading happiness into history
can be romantically untrue,
but preferable to what yet
remains to be lived through.

© BobQuinn - all rights reserved

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Comments & Reviews ( X 6)

February 16, 2018
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Bob, good use of flow, rhythm and rhyme. Your poem presents a practical picture within the last stanza in which romantic happiness is not part of history, ~ Sonia

Thank you for the stars, this comes from the new age 'live in the moment' back in the seventies when romantic success was possible, albeit fleeting for me.

  BobQuinn replied on February 17, 2018

February 12, 2018
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exposing nostalgia
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Sometimes we do, as you rightly infer--reading happiness into history can be romantically untrue--forget that the 'good 'ol days' are just as well gone. But hectic stresses of today still make us yearn nostalgically for bygone days.

Yes sir, the older I get the less inviting the future becomes.

  BobQuinn replied on February 13, 2018

February 11, 2018
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Only now
Excellent rhyming in this one. The last verse makes an important point. People do sometimes look at the good old days with selective vision. However, back in the day it might not have seemed so rosy when it was a present reality. Then, as the poet notes, the unfamiliarity of the future can be intimidating. The only solution is to try to dwell in the present moment, which is the only time that is real.

Thank you John that is exactly the frame of mind it was written in.

  BobQuinn replied on February 13, 2018

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