The illusion of tomorrow

Definition of “tomorrow”-

A mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored. 


DSCN0099So I can do this tomorrow-

I told myself as I went to bed

I have tasks from today lined up in a row

I will complete them tomorrow instead..

Whispered my inner voice, ever polite

Do you know tomorrow is a place mythical?

As you go near, it goes out of sight

I heard the taunt in this voice cynical.

The future is an illusion, a concept abstract

Until it morphs into today

Then it becomes real, an immutable fact

So why save your life for future, say?

We humans who tend to get overwhelmed

Shift our burden to a future time slot

“Tomorrow” is seductive, and we can pretend

That is the day we’ll accomplish a lot

Today I am exhausted and demoralized

Tomorrow I shall into a new leaf turn

In a fever of activity I’ll be galvanized

Brimming with energy I shall return..


Now I am living the “tomorrow” of the day gone

Today is again dreary and bleak

Again things are leaning towards going wrong

Again the blessings of tomorrow I seek..


All of us try to procrastinate

‘Tis easy to blame what has not been seen

Tomorrow I’ll be productive, today I can waste

Tomorrow carries promises unseen..


Promises that will never, ever see

The light of tomorrow, or any other day

The lazy grasshopper will not be a bee

Tomorrow he will still continue to play.


Live for tomorrow, live in a dream

So I realized from my voice inner

Working today, it actually does seem

Distinguishes from the crowd a winner!

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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