One Day At A Time

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

-Abraham Lincoln

Had heard all along but never comprehended

Take life one day at a time, this advice was intended

For people to focus on things they valued each day

This felt too sanctimonious to follow, I must say..

Planning career moves, children’s education, investments

Require looking into the future, making calculated assessments

 

**

Who knew times would change and we would be

In the thick of a pandemic, a time fraught with uncertainty

What the future holds for all of us is unknown

What we have is an unsettling present alone..

The best laid plans for this year have evaporated in thin air

Trying to think about the future only causes further despair

**

I came to the conclusion, though with some reluctance

That the only way to live through these times with some semblance

Of sanity is to take life as it comes, day by day

To be grateful for life, family and health as we pray

For a better future, built on lessons learnt

From the pandemic, for we have been burnt

By our need to plan, predict, manipulate

The vagaries of nature, to depreciate

The importance of all non-human elements

In our lives, so proud had we become of our establishments…

**

I celebrated today, tomorrow remains unseen

What a beautiful day yesterday’s tomorrow has been!

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