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One More Chance, Yesterday

Updated on January 12, 2015
Rev. Martin Luther King Removing A Burnt Cross From His Lawn As His Son Watches
Rev. Martin Luther King Removing A Burnt Cross From His Lawn As His Son Watches

Was It Just yesterday?

In this fathomless well of despair, why did hope arise yesterday?

The horizon extended into the rainbow of existence, and the blue was just that

Without any black or brown, a silent testimony of being alive

Nary wisdom nor hindrance, simply being in the midst of springtime without foreboding clouds of approaching winter doom

Alas, was it just yesterday?


You came to me amid hope-of being something someone somebody someday

You spun fables of incandescence about tomorrow, of a wellspring of acknowledgement and gratitude

You said all tomorrows would be like yesterdays

Nary a whisper of despair or a word of caution

Why, yesterday? Couldn't you have told me about today?


Now that today ends and tomorrow ceases to exist

When dusk and dawn rush into this nested emptiness of nighttime,

Will you give me a chance, just one more chance yesterday

To breathe, dream and build all that I hoped but simply couldn't

.To make my tomorrow like I wished yesterday?


They Thought Alike

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
oh, I believe in yesterday

Suddenly There's a shadow hanging over me
I'm not half the man I used to be
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

Why she had to go?
I don't know, she wouldn't say
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Why she had to go?
I don't know, she wouldn't say
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday...




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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      They say that History is doomed to repeat itself because 'No one listens to the lessons of the past' If we can learn from the lessons of the past then YES! Yesterday will give us one more chance to change tomorrow!

      The question is are we listening to what yesterday has to say to us?

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thanks Lawrence. If we would have learned from yesterday, about the crusades, the world wars, and the like, today would have been a better place to live and breathe. We are leaving a legacy of emptiness for our progeny. Sadly.

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      So True

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      A great read and thank you for sharing Dip.

      Eddy.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is such a thought provoking piece. Yesterday, did we learn? I think not. Wars are still raging. People are still hungry. I love that song. Thank you...

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thank you Eiddwen and Ruby. We live in a world filled with hatred and intolerance. Can't we learn the lessons from yesterday and try to live in a world of universal brotherhood today? The God is the same, only the messiahs differ, yet we fight in the name of religion and supremacy. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Cristen Iris 2 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      That is some good writing! A pleasure to read. It was beautiful and intelligent. I loved it!

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      I still think that by listening to the past we have a chance of a better tomorrow.

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thanks Iris and Lawrence.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Interesting Hub. Lives of great men. Thank you for the memories.

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thanks mamatita.for stopping by. Much appreciate.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thought provoking hub! Peace and light to you in the new year!

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thanks Audrey.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great writing here and so thoughtfully written.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great writing here and so thoughtfully written.

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thanks Devika, wish we had one more chance of living for undoing the wrongs that we have probably done.

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      I woke up this morning to read about a blast in Pakistan that killed 61 people. I thought about this poem and its relevance. If we had one more chance to alter things, perhaps the schisms and differences that are omnipresent today wouldn't have happened in the first place.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Excellent poem and beautifully crafted, Dib.

      Both George and John were spiritual aspirants, and this reflected in their work and lives. They went to India, I believe. As a side note, if ever you're thinking of getting a Guru, make sure you approach carefully. Still, if you are sincere and not curious, then your Soul or God Itself will guide you. Salaam!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Excellent poem and beautifully crafted, Dib.

      Both George and John were spiritual aspirants, and this reflected in their work and lives. They went to India, I believe. As a side note, if ever you're thinking of getting a Guru, make sure you approach carefully. Still, if you are sincere and not curious, then your Soul or God Itself will guide you. Salaam!

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thanks Mana for your kind words.

      George and John were with Maharishi Yogesh Yogi at Rishikesh for quite some time. They wanted to live the hermetic way for sometime. I guess the song "Imagine" also has something to do with that, and that's my inspiration.

      I am not looking for a Guru, but as you said living and looking. Thanks Mana once again.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      This as a lovely read. The song, Yesterday, has always been a favorite of mine. We never learn from our past mistakes, do we?? Too bad.

      Voted UP, etc. and shared.

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      Lee John 2 years ago from Preston

      Love this, Well done great hub voted up :)

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      hi Dip, very nice poetry from you as well as the words to "yesterday' a great song. Sometimes I think it would be good to go back and redo yesterday (like in Groundhog Day) but woud anything really change for the better? As long as we learn from our mistakes and put them right next time.

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thanks Mary. We wrote more or less similar poems on the same theme, and that brought us to meet here at HP. I will follow your hubs henceforth since we seem to think alike sometimes. Greatly appreciated for stopping by to read this, and thanks again.

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thanks Lee, traveleze, for stopping by. I absolutely enjoy travel blogs, and you can count me as one of your committed fans from now on. I have written a hub Incredible_India that you may like to read as well. Thanks again.

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Thanks John. Yesterday was one of my favorite songs while growing up, though I now find that rather weird since I was too young then to lament about yesterday. I guess I liked the tune and the words, nothing more than that.

      Yesterday takes a whole new meaning now though. I so wish that I had one more chance at it to undo what I feel was done wrong. Guess we will have to wait until they discover time travel though!!!

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