It is human nature I guess, to look past the present and wonder what the future has in store for us. The problem with that as I see it, is that we miss a lot of good things happening in our lives today, while pondering our tomorrows..

     If you enjoy all of your todays, then the tomorrows will take care of themselves.


 Tomorrow, tomorrow,

what, will you bring,

sunshine and flowers,

and songbirds, to sing?


 Or dark clouds, and raindrops,

and vultures, on wing,

tomorrow, tomorrow,

what will, you bring?


 Tomorrow, tomorrow,

elusive, and fleet,

what lay in store,

to be laid, at my feet?


 Will there be laughter,

will there, be hope?

But, for twenty-four hours,

with today I’ll just cope.


 Jack Downing

                                                                          July 2009

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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9 Responses to Tomorrow

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Tomorrow will come,
    In 24 hours,
    And with it I hope,
    Will come some flowers.
    Maybe with some cake
    and ice cream, too
    To help me celebrate
    Turning 52!
    (I am no poet… you!)

    • Wow, who says you’re not a poet? That’s all it takes a little thought and…Poof you’re a poet. HAPPY BIRTHDAY… Tomorrow’s your birthday let mebe the first to wish you the best and fifty-two’s not the worst. Forthe worstisthe one that I will go through on June 23rd I’ll be sixty-two.* *(Actually I’ll be 65, but it didn’t rhyme) THE HAPPIESTOFBIRTHDAYS BETH ANN. Your “old”pal, Jake.


  2. Sometimes the comments here are as fun to read as the poems. 😉 Oh, yeah… nice poem, by the way. 🙂

  3. Tomorrow is near, gimme that beer! LOL I really enjoy your poems!!!

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