Tomorrow (poem)

Tomorrow he built castles in the sky

The dreams of children with no cause to weep

The hope of homeless comfort they might reap

The hearts of mothers never need to cry


Tomorrow he made neighbors make amends

They worked together to improve the school

Tomorrow he formed volunteering pool

Where mistrust sprouted now would bloom in friends


Tomorrow he will go to city hall

To show his fellows how to use their voice

Tomorrow he will help his church rejoice

Tomorrow he will coach some kids at ball


Tomorrow he will a park clean-up head

Tomorrow he will drive old folk to store

Tomorrow he will do all this and more

Tomorrow came and sadly he was dead

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

May we all pray tomorrow comes TODAY! Beautifully done much said leaving us with so much to think about.

Voted up, useful, and awesome.

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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Lovely. We often procrastinate over the little, but important things and leave it for too late. Thanks for sharing.

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Yes, none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow, so we need not wait until tomorrow to do what is most important this day!

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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cam8510 4 years ago from Colorado Springs, CO until the end of March

Too many too young. Thanks for giving voice to this kind of sadness. I love the line "Tomorrow he built castles in the sky"

Well done.

Wow! I had to come back quickly and say, cool video.

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cam8510 4 years ago from Colorado Springs, CO until the end of March

and shared everyplace I know how to share. This one hit home.

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travmaj 4 years ago from australia

You really gave me a jolt with this poem, so true and so emotional. We can't rely on tomorrow. And yet...I admit it is in my vocabulary, stop and think!

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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

beautiful poem & a wonderful message....yes, Today is important than tomorrow!!

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KDeus 4 years ago from Florida

Beautiful poem with a great message. We never know when tomorrow may not come. Beautiful, just beautiful.

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

What an important lesson learned through your powerful words. Don't put off today what you plan on doing tomorrow.

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Dr Cil 4 years ago

Great poem. God never promised tomorrow!

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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

So beautifully written and such a awesome message !

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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida


I never put off until tomorrow---what I can do today. I know I make my family and friends crazy with "I wanted this done yesterday."

Another great poem to insure we think and not just sit upon good intentions.

Happy 2013,


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

A beautiful powerful sonnet, I love the last line. Jamie

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

All the more reason not to procrastinate, eh?

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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a good message for everyone, Martin, and it's given very effectively.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

So sad. A great message, live today, do all the things you want to do, tomorrow is not promised. Thank you Martin..

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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Engrossing poem with a striking message. Yesterday I thought I will read a hub of yours today, mhatter, and I am so glad I could actually do this today.

The worse is when one postpone calls and visits to beloved relatives, and then attending their funeral, knowing that you've neglected them.

Voted up and thought-provoking :)

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Live for today as tomorrow may never come!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Great message! Reminding us that each moment is to be cherished.

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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

Guess it pays to live in the future, if it ever pays at all.

Very good!

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Mousey101 3 years ago from The Moon

very beautiful, it touched me.

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