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Praying For Just One More Tomorrow: A Poem

Updated on March 16, 2015
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The wrinkled old woman lay in the Hospital bed,
In the dark, she started thinking about her life,
She was thinking of all the times she had said:
Tomorrow is another day, I’ll do it then.

Tomorrow, I’ll write that letter of apology
To my old friend whose feelings I know I hurt,
I’ll call my daughter because it’s been a long time,
And ask how many children she has.

Tomorrow, I’ll get out and weed the garden
Maybe put in some pretty flowers,
While I’m out there, I’ll speak to my neighbor,
I haven’t talked to her in a very long time.

Tomorrow, I’ll go over and visit the shut-in next door,
I’ll offer to help her with some chores around her house,
I’ve really been meaning to do that,
Just haven’t found the time, I guess.

Tomorrow, I’m going to pick up those unfinished baby booties,
The ones I started to knit for a Granddaughter months ago,
I’ll have to guess at the size; she may be too big for these now,
While I’m at it, I’ll finish the colorful afghan for my sofa,

Tomorrow, I’ll get in my messy kitchen,
And bake that cake I’ve been meaning to try,
I'd really like to share it with my family,
If I can get them to come over for coffee and cake.

Tomorrow, I think I’ll start that diet,
The one everyone is talking about,
I think I start using face creams, too
I’ll try to dress a little nicer and not be so sloppy.

Tomorrow, I might go into town and see a movie show,
That would be so relaxing; they tell me they’re in color now,
I’ve been meaning to try out that machine my son gave me,
So I can record the shows on TV I'd like to see.

Tomorrow, I’m going to get out my paper and pen,
And write a letter to someone; maybe they’ll write me back,
I’ll try and find that big piece of canvas I bought,
And paint something, because I was once told I had talent.

Tomorrow, I think I’ll start cooking again,
I used to cook, but I had family way back then,
Think I’ll go shopping, and cook a nice dinner,
I’ll bet my family would come if I just asked them.

Tomorrow, I’m going to read one of the new books I bought,
And maybe work some crossword puzzles, too,
They say that’s good for the brain, and I need that,
It's hard to read with these half blind old eyes, but I'll try.

Tomorrow, I’m going to pray more and be more thankful,
Do you think God will remember me?
I was told once that I was a good writer,
I’ll start that novel that was going to be a best seller.

Tomorrow, I’ll sit down at the old piano,
Wonder if I can still play?
It’ll be hard to read music now,
I might can if I wear the new glasses still in their case.

Tomorrow, I’ll go and visit the cemetery where you are,
And tell you how very sorry I am,
For never telling you how much I really loved you,
And asking your forgiveness for being too proud.

She lay there dreaming about tomorrow,
About how she would do things differently,
She knew she’d need help from Above,
If she was to get out of this bed.

So, she began to pray sincerely,
Oh, God, please just give me one more tomorrow, and I will do it then.

DON'T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW: DO IT TODAY!


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“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday, and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”

Dalai Lama

Do you find yourself praying for just one more Tomorrow?

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© 2015 Mary Hyatt

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, Mary. This poem confirms that we must live for today and make the best of it. Tomorrow may never come.

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      Kiss andTales 2 years ago

      Great hub about asking the heavenly Father for another day.

      A wonderful hub of not to take your life for granted, we came to this planet without our assistance, and many times can leave the same way.

      But the one who made us a real possibility

      with his dynamic power as his other creations , of sun, moon and stars, love us more then we can ever comprehend.

      I love how your poem respects the fact of asking for another day.

      I have known terminally ill patients who really some time live longer then what was diagnosed. I believe all answers to all human problems are at our fingertips ,

      the bible tells us he has put eternity in our hearts, that is the reason we always plan for tomorrow. We prove this out by planning ahead many things even retirement. Reference Bible

      Ec 3:11Everything he has made pretty in its time. Even time indefinite he has put in their heart, that mankind may never find out the work that the [true] God has made from the start to the finish.

      Also you are so correct about getting things done while you can today.

      Notice what is written

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      Ec 9:10All that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheʹol, the place to which you are going.

      I appreciate your wonderful hub. Because each day we wake up is like God saying another day granted,

      Rather we are good people or not he is still merciful.

      Voted up .

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Mary there is no other way to describe this but beautiful! How many times are we told not to put off till tomorrow what we can do today and yet, we do. We also think we can do it tomorrow but tomorrow never comes.

      Well done my friend. Certainly much to think about!

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      No, I don't pray for one more tomorrow. I'm fully aware of my age and my diminishing days, and today will be the best day I can make it. Love the message here, my friend. Carpe diem!

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      mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Mary, this is an anthem for all of us.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, bravewarrior. You are so right! Tomorrow may never come, so we should make every day matter. Thanks, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Kiss andTales I sincerely thank you for your beautiful comment. I do pray for just another tomorrow to do or say those things I should have expressed and didn't. I am thankful for each new day!

      I hope your day is a wonderful one, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, tillsontitan Oh, thank you very much! I agree; we should make every day count. Thanks so much for the votes and the comment, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, billybuc Oh, I agree...I try and make each new day the very best I can make it, so I never have any regrets. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, mckbirdbks Thanks so much for reading and for your comment, Mary

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a beautiful reminder to do the things we've neglected to do. Tomorrow may not come. I love this. Thank you Mary.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, always exploring Oh, thank you for reading and leaving a nice comment. I'm so happy you enjoyed my thoughts.

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Hi Mary, I have written a similar poem One More Chance yesterday quite some time back that is astonishingly similar to your poem. Nice poem anyway.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This is the universal truth...we always say, tomorrow (or later). Why not now? Right here, right now.

      I enjoyed this along with the music choice.

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      dreamermeg 2 years ago

      Great poem. Like that quote about only 2 days in the year! Yes, today is the day.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Just wonderful and so heartfelt Mary. Tomorrow is promised to no one so I pray each day and live life to the fullest. Hugs to you for this most wonderful poem and great reminder not to leave things undone. Passing this on.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Mary - I read this first thing this morning and it really gave me a jolt. a reminder to appreciate today and to cram into life as much as possible. To reach out and not put those little but important things off. Have to admit the older I get the quicker the days seem to pass and perhaps I am guilty of not making the most of each moment. A valuable lesson this morning. Thank you.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Mary, powerful stuff here! Yes, none are guaranteed a tomorrow. Today is the day to live and do and love no doubt. You really brought the message home here through your profound words.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      God bless you

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Congrats of your 100th hub! Excellent topic! I live one day at a time. What ever happens, will happen, I try not to sweat the small stuff. Enjoy your weekend! :)

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi mary, awesome poem and so true for everybody on this earth, we should always do things 'today' as you said, because tomorrow may be to late, wonderful!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Dip Mtra I just read and enjoyed your poem, it was lovely and thought provoing. I'm glad you found mine to be nice. So nice to meet you here today, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      HI, CrisSp You are so right, why not now?? I'm happy you enjoyed reading my Hub about Tomorrow. Thanks so much, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, dreamermeg Thanks for reading and commenting on my poem about Tomorrow. Glad you liked the quote, too. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, Gypsy Rose Lee Thanks for reading, and for the nice comment on my poem about Tomorrow. Yes, I think we should live each day to the fullest so we will never have regrets. Thanks for the votes and the share, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, travmaj Yes, I don't want to be like this lady with many regrets, either. I'm like you; the older I get, the faster the days go by, so I have to make each one count. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Faith Reaper No, none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow, so I think each day is another chance to live a good life with no regrets. Thanks so much for your nice words, the votes, and the shares, I appreciate your support (as always). May God bless you and yours, too. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, there, Sunshine625 Thanks for the congrats!! I have always loved your attitude about life, and how you handle problems. You are such a sunny person! I hope you have a great weekend, too. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Nell Rose Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my poem about Tomorrow, and I'm so happy you liked it. Goodnight, Mary

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I was sure I commented on this Mary, maybe it was on Facebook. Anyway great poem and congratulations on 100 hubs. Great achievement.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Jodah. Your compliment means a lot to me because I consider you one of the greatest poets here! 100 Hubs is really nothing compared to other Hubbers who have written many, many more. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mary

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      Mary this is great and so true. It is a short trip and if you don't look at the time, it will all pass you by. Poignant words. :)

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This is beautiful, Mary! It sure can get a person to thinking. Well done!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      It is never too often to be reminded that we never know what our tomorrows may bring so we should live in the present and make it count. Lovely poem with a strong message. All kinds of up votes + sharing.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      A very good lesson to us all. We can only guess at the ones who never saw that tomorrow to do what they knew they should. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Profound and very sobering, this is a well needed reality check and very well done!

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      John M 2 years ago from Chicago

      I loved this - made my day!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your lovely poem is a very important reminder to us all, Mary. Thank you for sharing it. Congratulations on 100 hubs!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Anna Haven Thank you so much for reading my poem about Tomorrow, and the nice comment, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, rebeccamealey. Thank you so much. I think it's good to be reminded that we may never have a "Tomorrow". Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Peggy W This is the poem about Tomorrow that was copied before by a Blogger. It took me almost three weeks to wait for Google to have it removed! Thank you so much for reading, commenting, the votes and the shares. I appreciate that. My best, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Jackie Lynnley Thanks for reading my poem about Tomorrow, and the nice comment. I'm so glad you liked it. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, tobusiness Thanks so much for reading my Poem about Tomorrow and for leaving me such a nice comment. I would not want to have regrets like this person. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, aerospacefan So nice to meet a new friend! You made my day by loving my poem about Tomorrow. Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, AliciaC Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my poem about Tomorrow. Thanks for the congrats, too. I know there are many others, like you, who have written many more Hubs, but thanks! Mary

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      Jen Card 2 years ago

      Lovely poem, full of truth! Loved it! Thank you for sharing it with us all here

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Beautiful! One of these days, there will be no more tomorrows for each one of us, so we need to do and say important things today. I love your message and your delivery. A perfect song that could complement this hub would be Garth Brooks' "If Tomorrow Never Comes."

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      That is so true, Mary. In the autumn of our lives we do realize we have not gotten everything done we hoped to do or should have done...kind of the shoulda' woulda' coulda' notion.

      It is like the Kenny Chesney song ...everyone wants to go to heaven ....but nobody wanna' go now....

      One thing that the illness in my family has taught us is to do it now!!! Sat it NOW. Because that 'tomorrow' is promised to no one, regardlesss of their age.

      Beautifully shared, Mary

      Voted up++++ shared and g+

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi Jen Card. It makes me very happy that you love my poem about Tomorrow. You just made my day, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, FlourishAnyway Thanks so much for reading my poem about Tomorrow and for leaving such a nice comment. Yes, that Garth Brooks song would have been a great choice, thanks. Hope you have a wonderful day, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, pstraubie48 I grew up in a home where we never went to bed without saying "I love you", and if we were angry we always asked for forgiveness if we had hurt anyonw. Oh, yes, we should express our love for one another every day because we may never get another Tomorrow.

      I appreciate your comment, the votes and the share, Mary

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Even though some of us say, "the sun will come out tomorrow," this poem gives a powerful message of how relying too heavily on 'tomorrow' we can miss what is happening today. This is a great poem you have written here with a timeless and classic message.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Mary, you're poem has put me to shame. Today is my birthday and I'm not waiting till tomorrow to make some changes. I will start today. Thank you for the kick up the backside. :)

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Wonderful message. Live each day as if its you last!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Mary, this is just beautiful, but sad, "never put off till tomorrow, what you can do today." that was my grandmother's saying.

      voted up, UABI and shared

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Yup!! Do it today--you hit the nail on the head with this Mary!

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      Tami Rogers 2 years ago from Seattle, Washington

      Oh how I love this. It's so easy to get caught up on "what will happen" VS what IS happening right now!! Great Hub! voting up and fabulous Mary!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What a beautiful poem with a strong message!

      I loved the way you said it simply that we must do what we want to do, today itself. A message which must be followed by one and all.

      Loved the quote, “There are only two days in the year----- so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”

      Thanks for sharing, voted up and sharing on HP!

      Congratulations for publishing your 100th hub!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Happy Birthday to you, phoenix2327 I'm so happy my poem about Tomorrow inspired you to make some changes starting today. Thanks for the humor in your comment! Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Nadine May I'm glad you found my poem about Tomorrow had a wonderful message, and I thank you for reading and commenting on it, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      HI, Shyron E Shenko My mother used to tell me the same thing! No, we should never put off doing things, cause there may be no tomorrow.

      Thanks so much for the votes and the share, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      AudreyHowitt , thanks, and I'm glad you agree not to put doing things off until the Tomorrow that may never come! Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Tamirogers Yes, it is easy to wait until Tomorrow to get things done, but it may never come! Thanks for reading, commenting, and the votes, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, ChitrangadaSharan I am so happy you liked my poem about Tomorrow. I should heed my own advice and get busy with my 101st Hub, and not put that off until tomorrow (it may never come)! Thanks for the congrats, the votes, and the share, Mary

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      Sorry it took me so long to get to this. There ae no tomorrows, there are only today's. I loved the poem and more should read this. If you can do it now, why wait. If you can't do it now, hope that the day comes that you do not have to wait. Then that is when you need to ask for patience.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Lady Guinevere I'm happy you enjoyed my poem about Tomorrow, thanks for reading it and commenting. I need a reminder from time to time not to wait until Tomorrow to do things. I guess it's just a human thing to do. Hope you are not frozen solid where you live, my best, Mary

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Incredible! Prayers are so helpful daily only if you believe. A beautiful poem and with such great meaning.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, DDE. Thank you very much for the nice compliment and lovely comment, Mary

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Great morale-boosting poem and very wise. God bless you, Mary 615.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      The shares were not working well the other day and seems to be corrected so will share once again. Great reminder of how we should live in the here and now.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, manatita44 Thanks again for the beautiful poem you dedicated to me; I was just so honored. I'm happy you enjoyed my poem about Tomorrow; thank you, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Peggy W Thank you so much for taking the time to come back just to share my poem about Tomorrow. Our share button is so slow sometimes, I think it isn't going to work at all. I hope you have a wonderful day today, Mary

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      Not quite frozen solid, just cold and we are getting some snow right now. It isn't amounting to much and that is a good thing. Hopefully it holds off longer fro Friday and Saturday because my husband is going out of town. I don't want him to be driving through it.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i pray for everyday, don't know what will happen but always stay positive

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Lady Guinevere I feel so bad for all you folks that are hurting from so much snow and ice! Should I tell you we had temps today of 80?? Come on down!!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, peachpurple I agree, we should always remain positive, and enjoy each new day. Our new day is the Tomorrow we hoped for. Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I am back to G+ this.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, FlourishAnyway How nice of you to come back to G+ my poem about Tomorrow. Thanks so much, Mary

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      At least the comments seem to be registering OK today Mary. The shares seem to be working OK also. Hope it lasts. These thoughts of yours are definitely worth sharing! Hope you will be having a wonderful day today.

      We have some carpet cleaning on our "to do" list to accomplish today.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I've been away from the computer all day, but yesterday was a real challenge! I had a lot of things on my "to do" list today, but we had severe flooding in our area, and many roads were closed. Maybe Tomorrow will be better! Thanks for sharing, Mary

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, words of wisdom to be followed. Today is the day because tomorrow never comes.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Vellur I woke up this beautiful Saturday, and was very thankful that I made it until "one more Tomorrow". Thank you very much! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Mary

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dear Mary, beautiful poem with a strong a very inspiring message in it. Thanks for this wonderful share here.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      dghbrh, good morning. I'm happy you found my poem beautiful. I try and live each day as though it could be my last day. Thanks for the nice compliment, Mary

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      A beautiful poem. It is sad how we put off things for another day. We procrastinate or are just too busy in life. The sad part is that many die before they do the things they wish to do. At this time in my life, both my husband and I are caring for family members or worried about family members who aren't well and although that is what families do, when is our time to enjoy life? There is just too much stress and I truly believe that is why many of us don't do the things we want to do. Life can be hard.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, lisavanvorst Yes, I agree.....just about the time we are at a point in life when we have time for ourselves, we take care of the needs of others. I've always been a "care giver" myself, but I am rewarded in so many ways, and I'm sure you are, too.

      So nice to meet you here, Mary

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

      This is just beautiful!~ And it is a reaffirmation of spending today with those you love, making sure if tomorrow never comes. We will not leave with regret. I am glad I found this today. And I share this today because you are awesome everyday! Beautiful, useful, interesting..is how I voted.

      Up she goes. Hope there is a tomorrow so that I may visit and be blessed again. Thank you for writing this.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Jo Thank you so much. I'm happy you found my poem and liked it. Thanks for the votes and the share, Mary

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      Shyron E Shenko 24 months ago from Texas

      Mary, Congratulations on winning Jo_Goldsmith's April 15th gold award, I should have nominated you for this, I am so thankful that Jo found it. It is deserved.

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      Mary Hyatt 24 months ago from Florida

      Hi, Shyron E Shenko I was certainly honored and surprised to see this poem receive the wonderful award for April. I don't write too much poetry, but this one is certainly close to my heart and I wrote it for all of us who put off thinking of others. Thank you so very much, Mary

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

      Such good advice! My friend just told me of an old professor he intended to visit. They live about 5 miles apart, but he always thought he'd visit --tomorrow. When he eventually did, the professor seemingly had moved away. When he tried to find him online, he found IN MEMORIAM. My friend has since changed his perspective on tomorrow--me too. Thanks for this message.

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      Mary Hyatt 23 months ago from Florida

      MsDora, good morning. I had a very similar experience. I was good friends with a gal for a while, then she moved to another part of town. I kept thinking about her, but never bothered to call or Facebook her a message. I felt horrible when someone told she died two weeks earlier at age 48 from cancer.

      Now,if I think of soneone, I contact them.

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Mary

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 21 months ago from Manila, Philippines

      What a beautiful poem, Ms. Mary! (I love the top photo!) I must agree that we shouldn't put off for tomorrow the noble deeds we could do TODAY.

      Thanks for this reminder!

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      Mary Hyatt 21 months ago from Florida

      Charito1962, good morning! What a lovely comment. Yes, I have to remind myself everyday not to put off doing and saying things I should do today.

      I hope you have a wonderful day, Mary

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      frogyfish 21 months ago from Central United States of America

      '...hang on till tomorrow, come what may...' That seems to be what all of us must do at some time or other. There is so much sense of sadness here - it is a good push toward 'getting it done'. Thank you for your 'full of reminders' hub!

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      Mary Hyatt 21 months ago from Florida

      Good Morning, frogyfish. Thanks so much for reading my poem about Tomorrow. Yes, I think we all need reminders from time to time of things we really should do.

      So nice to see you here today, Mary

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      MizBejabbers 11 months ago

      So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I'm glad I chose this poem of hers to read today.

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