Monday, August 29, 2011


Past is past
Minutes ticking away
Released into the emptiness
Of nowhere

Future is all dreams
Wants, desires
Most without substance
Or hope
Never to be realized

Use the now
Begin anew
This moment
Live in the present
Make something of it.


  1. How about using the now to shape a direction to a future so that what is not yet may not be as vaporous or hopeless?

  2. This sounds like something I heard yesterday that was nowhere near so poetic: With a foot in yesterday and a foot in tomorrow, I piss on today.
    I told you it wasn't poetic.

  3. Walking Man, nothing would please me more than knowing how to make the future brighter. Nothing. But I don't know if that's even possible. How can I be sure that my words to my son now will help him be a greater person in the future? How can I know that political steps I take will someday improve our country? I can only do what I feel is right RIGHT NOW. And if I only have my mind on the future, I miss out on today--if not completely, well, at least mostly. And that's not okay for me.

    Thanks Jeff!

    Enchanted Oak, true, it isn't quite poetic, but it still rings true, at least for me. I know of too many times when I have wasted the day thinking only about the past or worrying about the future.