Don't Forget About Today
I regret a lot of yesterdays
And what a heavy weight to bear
I fret often about tomorrows
For today, I’m not fair.
I cannot change the things I’ve done
Or even things I’ve said
But I can’t seem to let them go
When they’re running through my head.
I try to never speak a mean word
Belittle or demean
In everything I say or do
I want my conscience clean.
Of course, I’m not perfect
And there are times that I will fail
Perfection is impossible
I’ve tried, to no avail
All too often it’s not what I say
It’s what I’m leaving out
When ugly words are spoken to me
I choose the quiet route.
Sticks and stones can damage
But words are worse by far
Sticks and stones might break my bones
But words, my heart, will scar
Spending time in yesterdays
Often, makes me regret
Things I could’ve done better
And things I haven’t done yet.
Oh, who I could’ve been
The places I could’ve gone
My tears come flooding each night at dusk
And my sighs know every dawn.
When I’m not living in yesterday
I’m playing out my morrow
The days gone by and the ones to come
I’ve forfeited to sorrow
For where I’ve fallen short
And made all my mistakes
I worry about what’s yet to come
And oh, how my heart aches
I must make up for tomorrow
What I didn’t do today
I’m wasting time in all the wrong places
And wishing my life away.
I can do nothing about tomorrow
Until today is through
I can’t predict the future
And yesterday, I can’t redo
I cannot relive my life
I’m living my one chance
Today, I will learn to laugh and love
And find the time to dance.
I’ll take with me only memories
That are worth keeping in my heart
I’ll stop worrying about tomorrow
For today, my life will start.