Treasure Island

Walterrean Salley

(Savannah, Ga)

A Day to Remember


Today should be remembered—
Not only for it’s feat,
But there’s no other like it;
And thus, it is unique.

It’s not for sounding trumpets.
Or neon flashing signs.
Nor for famed inaugurals,
Or parades of great design.

Today has it’s own style,
And goes at its own pace.
Would it win a banner
Were it in a race?

Perhaps not. But it's not
For great numbers—
But for its place in history,
Today should be remembered.
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Submitted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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  • Patricia Grantham (3/27/2013 1:15:00 PM)

    A great poem, I truly enjoyed it. We should try and live each day as if
    it were our last. What we have done (past) . What we are doing (present) .
    What we are about to do (future) . Appreciate this well written work! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/3/2012 4:35:00 AM)

    Today is the only reality....among dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows! ! So today alone counts! A great poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/22/2012 9:15:00 PM)

    nice poem and i understood.. lovely poem with large meaning...10

    matter of honor and pride
    that no one can hide
    its implications are wide
    it is for us to decide... (Report) Reply

  • Lawrence H (6/10/2012 1:33:00 AM)

    good poem to write about a day to remember or a memorial day to honour those who gone before us. (Report) Reply

  • Sabitha S Geethall (6/3/2011 2:23:00 AM)

    a simple poem, beautifully reminds d value of an ordinary day in life, that it's also extra ordinary..thank u. (Report) Reply

  • Malaya Roses (4/17/2011 5:12:00 AM)

    Everyday must be remembered for its own stand. Very impressive poem with such solid idea about the importance of each day in our life.
    Thanks for remind me about the value of a day. (Report) Reply

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