Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
I left today, and returned unto yesterday,
all to change the course of tomorrow.
I arrived once more, where I had been before
Only to realize that it is still today.
For I had wished upon a silky dream,
longing for that which can no longer be seen.
I only to reason now, that yearning for yesterday,
gives me only a pause to the issue of today.
Therefore in a nay Sayers sense
nullifying any hopes of a brighter tomorrow.
For what used to be no longer, exist,
As I spin to and fro, from this sadness to bliss.
I strive to love and struggle live,
I misplace all to render peace and forgive,
Yet the past is ever near…but never present
And tomorrow has been negated by today.
So uncomforting is this theme,
That I think in the past I shall stay.
J. Allen Wilson © 2005