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Tomorrow's Yesterday

Rating: 4.9
How soon today is yesterday
and tomorrow is today.
It seems that nothing's fixed in life
and soon all fades away.

What ails us now and causes pain
will soon be transient too,
and fall back way into the past
as everything must do

We cannot stop the march of time
Nor halt the ride we're on.
There's barely time to look around
before what's ‘now' is gone

In dreams we live a life unchained,
where time can't hold us bound.
Reality irrelevant.
truth often can confound

Yet when we sleep the images
we see behind closed eyes,
seem sensible and very real,
we try to memorise

Retelling what we might have dreamt
sounds ludicrous and trite,
but in our minds we understand
and welcome back each night

To leave a present soon to go
and face an unknown day,
seems empty, lost and with no point
when you just want to stay

But you can't stop the treadmill now
life always forges on,
hold tight to dreams reality
too soon they will be gone.
Tomorrow's Yesterday
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: passing,reality,time,dreams
Khairul Ahsan 10 October 2020
I have read all the comments below, of which I would like to mention the following poets for their nice and inspiring comments, which inspire not only the particular poet to whose poem the comment is made, but also to its readers: Anil Kumar Panda, Bharati Nayak, Aqua Flower, Harley White, Late October, Shaun Cronick, Denis Mare and Rajnish Manga.
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Khairul Ahsan 10 October 2020
When I make a comment on a fellow poet's poem here in PH, out of habit, I usually quote a few lines, or even stanzas that I have liked. But as for this poem, it is difficult to do so, as I have to quote the entire poem in that case. Heartiest congratulations on your well deserved honor, having this poem selected as the 'Member Poem of the Day'. This poem gets maximum from me, a 5*****, and goes to 'MyPoemList'. Best wishes for many such beautiful poems to come from your pen.
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Rajnish Manga 08 October 2020
We cannot stop the march of time life always forges on.... //.... I appreciate the way you have brought home the concept of life sticking to things and tides which are ephemeral in nature are fleeting faster than we can imagine. Thanks. .
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 08 October 2020
A wonderful and insightful poem. Very perceptive lines. Beautifully conveyed.
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Mahtab Bangalee 08 October 2020
(- -) The present is the true pioneer of the time we, the earth dweller always live in present So, make your all plans of life at present do not leave it for the future or do not feed disappoint of the past
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Mahtab Bangalee 08 October 2020
congrats for being selected this beautiful poem on the philosophy of the passing time as POD and it deserves 5***** from me; Time is Time non existent, no shape it has We, the earth dwellers count the nano moment for our advantages We, the earth dwellers for our advantages name of it as the Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow as the Past, Present and Future But, we the earth dweller never seize the past or touch the future (- -)
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Mahtab Bangalee 08 October 2020
To leave a present soon to go and face an unknown day, seems empty, lost and with no point when you just want to stay ......this whole poem is written on the philosophy of passing time; time has a great power to serve everything if the existence of this world spend all moments in time; but it's true that every existence faces never the yesterday and tomorrow and all are existed in the present; present nano moment is the pioneer of the time
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Denis Mair 08 October 2020
An elegant statement of impermanence. If only tomorrow's reality could be made of dreams that we hold onto!
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Shaun Cronick 08 October 2020
Salutations to your good self Lodigiana and well done again for your Poem of the Day accolade! And I wish I found this poem, your poem a lot sooner for its more than flows and reads magnificent. A great read and filled with a great theme. And I must admit and forgive me for saying after reading and rereading it has the great style, flow and beat of a timeless Dorothy Parker poem. A breath taking treasure and an absolute joy to read. Well done again Lodigiana and take care. Shaun.x.
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Hannatu Adamu 08 October 2020
Beautiful, well-done! If you can improve the rhythm a bit, it can be even better!
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