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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday gives me the sweet recollections of my youth, the innocence of the time.  The memories of the dark also exist here.  This is where the horrors live. 

Yesterday reminds me to forgive myself for the foolish girl that I was; the selfish choices, the poor judgement that was part of the process.

My past lives, loves, friendships and evil beings reside in the past.  Those that wished me harm are safely locked behind me, not allowed into the now.  

I pull myself up and out of the muck and the mud of yesterday’s that wish to bury me and cling I to the edges of today.  

Today is where the sunrises live.  It is where the sweet scent of my tomorrow is faint but tempting me to move forward.  

My tomorrow lies just beyond the horizon.  I am excited to begin the journey that will take me there.  My only choice to take me into tomorrow is to concentrate my efforts on today.  

I must remember to breathe in the day, examine each moment and savor every experience.  Now is the treasure of today.  Tomorrow is the treasure that awaits me.

Copyright (C) 2022 Penny Wilson All Rights Reserved

*My mind has been on how we hold on to yesterday’s.  We can’t move past them.  Time goes so quickly and we are only only here for such a short time.  Don’t spend that time trapped in the past when the treasure of today is so sweet and the promise of tomorrow beckons.

**Thanks to my buddy Chuck at The Reluctant Poet for inspiring this piece.

Author:

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

17 thoughts on “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  1. This is a beautifully written piece that I can learn a lot from, Penny. I love the way you can put the past (your yesterdays) behind you to concentrate on the present time and also look forward to the future with bright eyes. I’m going to leave this post open on my laptop for me to read again in the next couple of days. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful way of looking at these times. Love Ellie Xx 💖

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  2. I try to consider some of the past experiences as fertilizer that helps make tomorrow’s crops more fruitful and flowers bloom brighter. Love your last two lines….”Now is the treasure of today. Tomorrow is the treasure that awaits me.” What an uplifting view point! 💞💞💞

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