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John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

Tomorrow may be too Late?

This poem is dedicated to all PROCRATINATORS and also all those who put off 'til TOMMOROW what they should do TODAY!

Tomorrow may be too late
So why not do it today?
Roll up your sleeves - don't hesitate
Get on the job right away
Tomorrow may be too late!

Tomorrow - Tomorrow - too late
It's today opportunity knocks
Now is the time for painting the gate
Oiling the hinges - fixing the locks
Tomorrow - Tomorrow - too late!

Tomorrow might be too late
Your friend is in need today
The problem he has cannot wait
His anguish will not go away
Tomorrow might be too late!

Tomorrow is often too late
Just visit your friend who is ill
Your visit will make her feel great
Much better then any old pill
Tomorrow is often too late!

Tomorrow? - You know it's too late
So jump out of bed straight away!
What happens tomorrow is fate
But you are in charge of today
Tommorow? - You know it's late!

Tomorrow is sometimes too late
To right all the wrongs in your life
The things that divide and dictate
So please buy some flowers for the wife
Tomorrow is sometimes too late!

Tomorrow is always to late
To attone for the sins of the past
Tonight you might end up at St Peter's Gate
And your fate for eternity cast

(John Knight - Colchester - September 2009)

Submitted: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Edited: Saturday, September 26, 2009

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  • Rookie - 35 Points Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (5/22/2010 1:49:00 PM)

    Adage goes, ‘A stitch in time saves nine’…

    ‘…Just visit your friend who is ill/Your visit will make her feel great/Much better then any old pill’…for me most compassionate line…thanks Sir …pondering if we all were like so…

    Doing tomorrow is like battering/mincing own battery marrow into zero…lolol…
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Beauty Philosophy (9/28/2009 4:59:00 AM)

    SURE! Tomorrow may be too late..noone knows his fate...good poem and good pieces of advice for those who don't act on the spot and delay everything for the coming days. Insightful poem! (Report) Reply

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