ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

"Today is Tomorrow" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on September 2, 2014

"Today is Tomorrow"

That is what I was

That is what I am

What is that I was

I am just a man

A mind

A body

A soul

A tragedy

Waiting to happen

To us, by us

For we who live today

Die for tomorrow

Alone in caves

Dwelling on projections

Art, stuck to the walls

Climbing them


To get a better look

A different perspective

A better objective

Than just living for the day

The new flick

The new phone

The new message

The new lie

The same old story

For we live today so we buy

As they sell us the sun

Disposing of it as quick as it comes

Watching it fall

Watching it fade

Watching it go


On the other side

We sit in the cold

Wondering where it went

Why it had to leave

Why we had to say

Ah, fuck it

Let us live for the day

For we all feel there is no tomorrow

For it is we who made it this way

For it is we who are sold

The idea

The concept

The consumption of our truest selves

Leftover hearts on a shelf

On a mantle

Something to look at

A conversation piece

Look, but don't touch

A touchy subject, covered in blood

We can't even recognize them

As we sit on our bear skin rug

By the fire

Thinking of ways to keep lying to each other

Sharing our nights

Sharing our days

A few billion secrets in the dark

Separated by lack of sight

A lack of vision

Stop living for the day

So for that our tomorrow can be

A deep breath

A sigh of relief

A fresh start

A tragedy avoided


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, I love that there are people like ourselves who feel this certain way and have a forum to express it. We have great challenges as a race, for today is tomorrow, and as we start acting that way it will solidify our words and talk, in which I know you practice what you preach and I am in the process.


    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Dana captured it Eric...what she said. Well done.

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Dana, i appreciate it very much.


    • Dana Tate profile image

      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Wow! This was beautiful. I loved the truth in this poem. We are living for today and the next new thing only to have it become extinct by tomorrow. My favorite part is the ending. To stop living for today for tomorrow can be a new day, a fresh start a tragedy avoided. Voted up.. shared.. and must put this on my facebook and tweet. Thanks for sharing this piece is amazing work.

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Razel, thanks for stopping by and commenting.


    • Razel Magick profile image


      4 years ago from Azusa, California

      You have nailed it! Great poem!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)