POEMS: “Have You Earned Your Tomorrow?”By Edgar Guest


Have You Earned Your Tomorrow?

Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along?
Or a churlish sort of “Howdy” and then vanish in the throng?
Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way,
Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that’s slipping fast,
That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say,
You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

By Edgar Guest


6 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s a fantastic poem. Loved it!


    1. Thank you Cristian! That’s great…it motivate us to reflect…


  2. markssong5 says:

    Awesome poem , I really like how this poem spoke to me and how I looked at what I did today and doing tomorrow…..fantastic, thank you 😊


    1. Thank you Mark! I’m happy to hear that you found it to be thought provoking 🙂


  3. LindaP says:

    Such a significant piece of prose! Thanks!


  4. and it’s from one of our favorite poets 🙂


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