It Could Have Been

 

 

My father once told me that if you keep pushing

Your thoughts and dreams off until tomorrow

Putting off doing what you want or know you should do

You will end up with a pile of useless yesterdays

Empty, and meaningless things

and I think about him, about the future when I am

thinking about myself and today

Or thinking about you

And I see a pile of yesterdays

Empty, and meaningless things

But I have no plans that seem important enough

I think to myself

I think to myself that tomorrow is really

Close enough

But it’s not says my father in the echoes of my dreams

You are just too afraid of today

Because it requires doing

Not dreaming

And no one fails from dreaming

I think of what could have been

If I did instead

Of dreamt

My father would say

It could have been

Today

And I wake up and I go out

To do

Instead

Of dream.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s