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Yesterday

Yesterday

Yesterday I felt that I
Could soar up high
Today I feel down
I really want to cry
Yesterday I thought the
World was in my hand
There is so much pain today
I really don’t understand

Waking up today from a
Restless night of sleep
Only to find that yesterday 
 Has fallen down on me
Yesterday I had peace
And a warm gentle smile
Today I wear a frown
And nothing seems worthwhile

Yesterday I thought that
I could win this race
Today I find that things are
Thrown back in my face
If I could take yesterday
And switch it for today
The frown I wear upon my face
Would be a smile today

Yesterday I visualize the
Perfect life for me
Today my vision is cloudy
And there’s nothing left to see
Why is there so much pain
Traveling through this world?
What part of my life 
Can I rely on love?

I cannot bring back yesterday
Because today is gone
Why did it leave me, and
Left me here alone?
Today on my bed
A lonely person lay
But I will still be trying
To bring back yesterday

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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 8:41:00 AM
    Very touching excellent poem written by a very good poet. I saw that you view another poet named Margherita Russo she's only 14 and I know it would mean alot for her to have you read her newest poem if you have the time. Thank you very much.

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 1/30/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sean. I have read Margherita Russo poems and they are good. I love the friendship writing because it is outstanding to have a friendship with someone. I encourage her to keep writing because she is so young and really good at it.
  1. Date: 12/4/2012 3:32:00 AM
    Reading this reminded me of the lyrics to a Beatles classic tune with the same title. This is very descriptive and makes for interesting reading.

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 12/4/2012 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robert. Thanks for visiting my work. You are welcome anytime, please come again.
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 12:52:00 AM
    Lillie Williams, fantastic poem, David is right, forget yesterday and look forward the future. Thank you for visiting my poetry Ellie

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 12/3/2012 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I enjoyed myself Elizabeth, and thanks for taking the time to visit my writing. Please come again soon.
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 3:45:00 AM
    Lillie with writing as good as this forget yesterday and start planning for a bright future...David

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 12/2/2012 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David, this is awesome advice, one that I appreciate.
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 3:29:00 AM
    Always look ahead to tomorrow with hope and anticipation! With a positive attitude, nothing can stand in your way... we're the ones in control of our destiny! Here's sending you love and good wishes for a happy and bright tomorrow! Your friend, Jack

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 12/2/2012 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So true Jack. We are in control of our own destiny. Point well taken. Thanks so much.
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 12:18:00 AM
    Oh but tomorrow will be better than yesterday and today. You will surely find your way. Excellent reflective poem, I hope you discover all the joy that God has planned for you.

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 12/2/2012 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Amazing advice Richard. I have learned a few things today, and it all make perfect sense. Thanks so much Richard for visiting me, please come again.
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 5:03:00 AM
    Beautiful work here,Lillie:) and yes, the only right way to go is forward.But the past is a very important fundament to how approach a new beginning.Keep that lovely pen of yours working dear friend.Amazing poem!:)

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 12/1/2012 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Arild. I agree totally. Thanks so much for visiting my work. You are welcome anytime.
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:55:00 PM
    Yes..everyday is a new beginning..best to focus on that. Light & Love

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 12/1/2012 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Totally agree. Thanks Debbie. Nice to have you visit. Come again soon.
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 10:24:00 AM
    Very expressive work..We can only press forward..When one starts to live in the past, life comes to a screeching halt..Thanks for stopping by..Your kind review of my work is uplifting..Sara

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are so welcome Sara. I really appreciate you taking the time to visit. I value your opinion. This is how we grow into success, not being afraid to hear other opinions. Thank you so much Sara, and please come again.
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 5:42:00 AM
    Touching and poignant write here Lillie. beautiful work, thanks for stopping by.

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Yesha. Thanks for stopping by. Do come again. I am glad to have you here. :-)
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 10:42:00 PM
    Live for today, Lillie. Don't wish for yesterday as we are only improving. You go from glory to glory. I love your write. I can feel your heart through the lines. Awesome write, dear friend. Love ya, Toquyen

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Toquven, this is a point very well taken. We can learn from each other. Sometimes the day before the day to come can be happy, and after that the following day can bring pain. Now that you mention it, I see your point of view and thanks for the encouraging words. I needed that! :-)
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:53:00 PM
    NIcely written Lillie! There's one especially good line in there that I'd like to borrow if you don't mind. To try to build a poem on myself. The line is: "if I could take yesterday and switch it for today." That's a great phrase!

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 11/29/2012 9:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David. Sure you can borrow my lines. I appreciate your kindness and support. Thanks for visiting me. Do come again. You are always welcome. ;-)
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 3:24:00 PM
    this is wonderful Lillie, the ups and downs of life, shows so well here, some folk need all sorts of drugs etc, to combat this life we have today, but i will settle for awesome poetry like this any day...

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 11/29/2012 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A-Men! Thanks so much for visiting my poetry. It is a pleasure to have you here. I want you to come again because you are so welcome to visit anytime.
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 2:14:00 PM
    I like the emotions you bring in to your poems Lillie. The Lord our God gave us a vision to look at - and i'm not speaking of mere sight, but of the vision of the heart. (Lovely poem Lillie) - Dio

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 11/29/2012 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Right on Diogenes. "Without a vision the people perish." We have to have a vision in order to prosper in life. At least we will know where it is that we want to go. Thanks for visiting my poetry. You are welcome to visit anytime, and please come again.
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 2:11:00 PM
    Love this perspective piece... well written and thought up of.... hugs Michael

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 11/29/2012 6:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Michael. I appreciate having you visit my poetry today. I feel like I have a friend in you guys. It's the kind words you say that makes my day. Please come back anytime.