We have our yesterday, a life growing up,

As a child, life can be the hardest lesson.

Painful memories, scars that carry into our tomorrow,

The good times with family, brothers, and sisters we know.

In our past, our close by yesterday as adults,

We have grown and changed, hopefully for the good.

So as children or adults, as long as we are alive,

There will be a today, a yesterday, and a tomorrow.

We dream of the future, these thoughts we have today,

Don’t cry for yesterday, remember it, cherish that part of your life

You made through good times or bad,

Lessons that taught us, let us not today forget that which we’ve learned.

We are born, we have life, and ultimately we die,

In between are given an experience to see this world

That we truly don’t understand.

So, don’t cry for yesterday.

Keith Garrett


4 thoughts on “DON’T CRY FOR YESTERDAY

  1. I love your message. It makes people think vs. recall
    It makes me think about the not-here-and-now way we find ourselves living. You inspire me. Forgive my intrusion, my addendum

    Don’t cry for tomorrow
    you made it to today
    here as the minutes advance
    taste them as the chef serves them
    don’t compare right now to anywhen
    don’t let your pattern-seeking brain
    lead you down a road that isn’t there yet
    yesterday was a mentor, a coach
    but not one you want to lead you
    as you digest the new seconds
    put them in your box of recipes
    remember you may never make those meals again
    remember your greatest times were surprises
    remember how you invented all those laughs
    hold on to the menus of love and happiness
    they will serve you as you serve them

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