Isatou Juwara

Rookie (27 / Sukuta town)

If Tomorrow Never Comes - Poem by Isatou Juwara

Dear mother,
just now I realized
that man's stay on earth
is but limited
and that our days
are but numbered
and being mortal i know not
what lies ahead tomorrow.

But if tomorrow never comes
just you remember
that you had a daughter
who despite her teenage rebellions
adores you.

Please mother,
do tell my father
and my brother
that inspite of our differences
they were dear to my heart.

But to you my love
if tomorrow never comes
do remember those beautiful eyes of mine
that once mirrored the flame of love
that burneth within my heart.

And do remember
that though life be short
and unpredictable
its still a beautiful life, live it
I did!

Comments about If Tomorrow Never Comes by Isatou Juwara

  • Seamus O' Brian (11/2/2016 4:24:00 PM)

    Earnest and endearing. The deep prism of this uncertain life glimpsed through the eyes of a young poet, sharing with us what she sees from where she stands. Well done, poignantly and beautifully written. Congratulations. (Report) Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/2/2016 11:12:00 AM)

    A touching write indeed. There is sadness in the lines as you are afraid of losing your dear ones. Emotion is running thick in the poem. Nice. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2016 11:05:00 AM)

    well done and well deserved for a deeply felt poem. Much enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (11/2/2016 8:47:00 AM)

    Though life may be short live it!
    Live it now! The present is here and it we see,
    but the future is unknown!
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  • Barry Middleton (11/2/2016 7:27:00 AM)

    Congratulations on poem of the day. You chose a great topic. (Report) Reply

  • Jeannette Heywood (11/2/2016 5:34:00 AM)

    A very positive and uplifting poem. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/2/2016 5:26:00 AM)

    As a mother and grand mother I'm moved very much by your poem...God bless you-10 (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2016 5:04:00 AM)

    Heartiest Congrats on the POD for this beautifully envisioned equally beautiful and meaningful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (11/2/2016 3:56:00 AM)

    Congratulations on being selected member of the day for heart touching poem Isatou
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/2/2016 3:34:00 AM)

    Limited life on earth
    Yes! ! Our days are numbered. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/2/2016 2:56:00 AM)

    A poem that touched my heart, Yes when someone write with such a passion it reaches the goal....10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Bisy Untan (11/2/2016 2:47:00 AM)

    Super! Dear Isatou Juwra.Congratulations! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/2/2016 1:07:00 AM)

    And do remember
    that though life be short
    and unpredictable
    its still a beautiful life, live it
    I did! ........... Live life to the fullest..... Congrats for the second time around......
    (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (11/2/2016 12:53:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem
    What a superb creation! Loved the way you wrote it.
    Thanks mum, the great mother of this poem.
    10 for it. Subhas
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  • Kim Barney (11/2/2016 12:40:00 AM)

    Once again this lovely poem has been chosen as poem of the day, just as it was a little over three years ago. Excellent work. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (11/2/2016 12:30:00 AM)

    This prescient poem is haunting in its message.10

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  • Bharati Nayak (11/2/2016 12:19:00 AM)

    It is so beautiful, so lovely, the poem, the poet and her feelings for her mother! ! Tomorrow may or may not come, but beautiful memories last long! ! (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2014 7:36:00 AM)

    A beautiful piece of work. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2014 6:06:00 AM)

    Like this a lot, L7 needs (my POV) I not i, but I prefer straight grammar. (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2014 1:57:00 AM)

    no matter how strained a relationship is LOVE conquers all even if tomorrow is just a promise... a ten from me..lovely poem.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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