Tomorrow may never come

I stood there thinking about tomorrow,
Also thought about my yesterday’s sorrow.
Life seemed to be so tough,
The seas I was sailing on seemed so rough.
I made plans for a better tomorrow,
My troubles I wished someone would borrow.
All I thought was about the future,
My talents I forgot to nurture.
All day long I sat and thought,
The answers to my many questions I sought.
I never did things that I was supposed to do that day,
For to me tomorrow always was the best day.
Time passed by this way,
Where my life was going I had no say.
My dreams remained dreams,
But I felt I had more time in life than it seems.

Then one day I saw death by side,
It had come to take away from this earthly ride.
I still hadn’t achieved what I want to,
My plans for tomorrow were now not few.

I begged for some more time,

I felt I hadn’t reached my life’s prime.
It all seemed so strange,
I wanted time to change.
Death replied,”You fool, you had your time on this earth,
For opportunities you had no dearth.
You  chose to while away your time,
Rather than living a life sublime.”

“Tomorrow was all you cared about,
But for the present you gave know thought.
And now your time is up,
You have had enough from this life’s cup.”
My cries for mercy fell on deaf ears,
I hadn’t realized that numbered were my years.
Though it was too late for me, but I understood what this line sums,
“There is no guarantee that tomorrow ever comes.”

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Me-er says:

    That was really good reema.. 🙂

  2. reemwrites says:

    Thank you Arpitha 🙂

  3. Afshan Shaik says:

    That is a good lesson reema 🙂
    THis para got pasted twice
    "Tomorrow was all you cared about,
    But for the present you gave know thought.
    And now your time is up,
    You have had enough from this life's cup."

    and I guess it is You gave "NO" thought 🙂
    Great poem

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Afshan. Thanks for pointing out to the mistake. I will rectify it. I have been having some problems with Blogger. So getting to know how to fix them.

  4. Shail Mohan says:

    Very nicely written 🙂

  5. juzta mom says:

    Reema beautifully written. I love the flow 🙂

  6. Roshni says:

    Very nicely written! I wish we were more aware that we just have one life!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you 🙂 Yeah, it would be so much better if everyone would realize that.

  7. Nibhz says:

    wow!! This was so beautifully awesome!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Nibha 🙂

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