My Friend Yesterday
Yesterday come take my hand
and lead me through the years.
Back to the past and into the present
and let me look into the future.
Show all the bridges I have crossed,
the times that meant so much,
the paths I have taken
and how I came to where I am today.
Take my hand my friend yesterday,
tell me what I’ve learned,
tell me what I have forgotten -
show me how to live now.
The seasons of childhood,
all went along with love and happiness.
The seasons that followed,
were no less filled with joy.
Times when I thought that I might cry,
I found something to hold on to,
found a way to continue on.
Yesterday you have shown me,
how to live for today.
Come take my hand
and let us stand upon a hill,
looking back across the years.
To see where there was laughter
and where there were tears.
The friends who always cared,
the days that golden memories shine,
loving the days I have now,
now that you are mine
and together we are fine.
Let me reflect upon it all,
then lead me into the today’s I’m living,
so that I can remember all that I have learned
and realize it has made me what I am today,
then lead me into tomorrow -
into a future hopefully bright.
My friend yesterday, thank you for the memories,
and letting me look toward the future -
with a bright and happy smile.
© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee