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If Not Tomorrow

What is to come
if not tomorrow,
when all is left is
no time to borrow

Moments remain still
nothing else matters,
seconds stop ticking
and yesterday shatters

Was today really lived
even any memory made,
as mundane and routine
overshadow and fade

Death only comes
when we never live,
dwelling on pain
all becoming negative

Throwing away hours
and wasting a minute,
the time of your life
is surely not infinite

Live relentlessly until
the last breath is taken,
dream on and on again
until illusion is shaken

Be left with memories
not regret or sorrow,
in time for today
if not tomorrow.





Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/24/2019 1:26:00 PM
Oh my gosh, This is a very wonderfully written poem. The rhyme and flow just go together. I miss reading your poems. Great job.....luv..... Roger
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 1/15/2020 12:47:00 PM
Thank you so much Roger... I have missed reading your poems, too :)
Date: 10/13/2018 9:39:00 AM
Really beautiful Kelly, and a wonderful message.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 2/17/2019 9:25:00 PM
Many thanks James :)
Date: 6/28/2018 10:41:00 PM
I'm back again.. this is so very beautiful, Kelly, just to read your work is inspiring . Hugs Eve
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/23/2018 12:49:00 PM
Thank you so much Eve... I think that is one of the best things about being a writer. Our words can inspire others in many ways :)
Date: 6/9/2018 3:06:00 PM
it follows the path of william carlos williams ..one of my favorite ways to write
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 7/31/2018 8:57:00 PM
Thank you once again, Jim ... I am not familiar with William Carlos Williams. I shall have to look up some information on him!
Date: 6/8/2018 5:31:00 AM
Your wit and wisdom in this fun, quickly moving style is quite effective. Great write, Kelly!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/28/2018 10:32:00 PM
Thank you so much, Lyric ... I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment so kindly on this poem :)
Date: 6/1/2018 8:02:00 PM
Kelly a great recipe to build on.. love not hate, build not destroy ..Hugs Eve
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/28/2018 10:23:00 PM
Thank you, Eve ... Too often we forget that life is short and needs to be enjoyed each day... Hugs :)
Date: 5/26/2018 2:50:00 AM
Excellent rhymed poem. Well penned. Thanks for sharing it.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/28/2018 10:21:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 4/28/2018 1:53:00 AM
There are several great messages in this poem. Being negative means you have died without ever having lived, be left with regrets, and wasting your life dwelling on pain. This is a wonderful testimony about the importance of enjoying your life.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/8/2018 8:59:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comments, Caren. I appreciate you taking the time to do so :)
Date: 4/22/2018 12:08:00 PM
For today is all we have, as you pointedly proclaim. Indeed, how pointless it is to believe otherwise. Read the lyrics too of Jackson Browne in his ballad, "Fountain of Sorrow."
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/8/2018 8:44:00 PM
Thank you, Mark ... so many of us forget that life is not infinite and should be lived and enjoyed as much as possible!... Yes, I will give those lyrics a read :)
Date: 4/14/2018 4:13:00 AM
Brilliant. 'Death only comes when we never live'. Seize the day. Many wishes, Kai
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/13/2018 8:04:00 PM
Thank you, Kai. I very much appreciate your kind comments :)
Date: 4/9/2018 12:36:00 PM
Congrats on your well penned poem, Kelly.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 4/27/2018 7:20:00 PM
Thank you very much Line :)
Date: 4/8/2018 12:43:00 PM
Wonderful poem. Amazing choice of words. I write but not so good. I will be glad if you can help with my next piece..
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 4/27/2018 7:11:00 PM
Thank you so much Simon. I appreciate your kind comments on this poem ... And yes I would be happy to help you with your writing in any way that I can.
Date: 3/22/2018 9:23:00 AM
So well said Kelly, live life to the fullest with no regrets, nice to see you posting, enjoyed very much!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 4/19/2018 6:15:00 PM
Thank you so much John ... I am happy that you enjoyed my latest poem :)
Date: 3/20/2018 1:21:00 AM
Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 4/11/2018 9:42:00 PM
Thank you so very much Ravi :)
Date: 3/19/2018 5:01:00 AM
Wonderful poetry, love the positive message in the last stanza
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 4/11/2018 9:35:00 PM
Thank you so much Harry ... I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment so kindly on my poem :)
Date: 3/17/2018 7:23:00 PM
Really like this. Your rhythm and rhyme enhance the theme. All the best...........peace!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 4/11/2018 9:20:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind comments Richard ... I'm glad you enjoyed my poem :)
Date: 3/17/2018 6:31:00 AM
A deep poem, your words are a reminder of the temporary being of existence.. Nice to see you posting..
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 3/18/2018 7:30:00 PM
Thank you so much for reading ... Its good to see that you are here and still posting your amazing poetry too :)
Date: 3/16/2018 6:48:00 PM
oh Kelly its wonderful to see you back with this gem of a poem, we need to live for today and cherish every second as tomorrow may never come:-) hugs jan Adding this to my faves xx
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 3/17/2018 7:38:00 PM
Thank you for making this a favorite, Jan. I truly appreciate that ... It is so nice to see that you are still here and still posting your wonderful poetry as well :)