Dimly, only now I see
There's no recapturing what used to be.
Isn't it strange to realize
That then was forever, or so it seemed?
Oh, how I laughed and dreamed
Of that far-away tomorrow!
Have I been asleep, like some
Rip Van Winkle suddenly awakened?
How can it be?
Are those tomorrow's really yesterday?
Is yesterday really forever gone,
Enshrined only in my memory?
Has time passed on
To meet another elusive tomorrow?
Dare I indulge myself
In sadness or sorrow
At the relentless fading of yesterday?
Perhaps, rather than looking back or forward
I should commit my heart again to today,
And make that golden "NOW"
What it was meant to be:
Another chance to give my world
My own special gift,
The gift of me.