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

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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

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

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

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  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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank you Mark! I’m happy to hear that you found it to be thought provoking ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. LindaP says:

    Such a significant piece of prose! Thanks!

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  4. and it’s from one of our favorite poets ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. So beautiful and thought provoking~ absolutely love this โค

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    1. Thank you so much dear friend for your lovely comment! I am so glad to hear that it inspired you ๐Ÿ™‚ โค Have a blissful day! โค Amira

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  6. Jessica says:

    Hi there. I just joined this blog๐Ÿ™ I am in love of this. Itโ€™s amazing๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒนThank you๐ŸŽ‰

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    1. Hello Jessica! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your visit and your beautiful comment! I am so happy to hear from you! Enjoy your visit! โค Best wishes, Amira

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    1. Thank you kindly Damodar ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Amira, in my plan of WordPress there is no reblog option, I just confirmed that with the help-desk. I have included different share options to make up for that. I do not know whether that will help. Thanks very much for your kind enthusiasm.

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        1. Thank you so much for taking the time to check that Damodar. Yes, I see you have many options to share in your blog as well, through other sources such as Facebook, tweeter, etc. To be able to post it in my blog, the only other way which I do with other authors (with their permission of course), is that I copy their post and paste it in my blog, add “re-blog” to the title so readers are aware is not my authorship, and then include a link directly to their site, so they can go and visit the author’s blog… ๐Ÿ™‚

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          1. I do not have words to thank you, for all your kindness. I am not saying anything different. The world has heard all these words before. I am simply amplifying the realizations, that have filled my heart. I am grateful that you are giving me the platform through your blogs. Its a great help that you are extending. Thanks once again.

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          2. Truth is truth, and sometimes it needs to be told through all the voices that are able to perceive it, because each voice and each perspective may reach another heart. As you said you are amplifying what you have already understood through years of dedication to this path, and you are offering your beautiful light and wisdom. The world right now needs all the light we can offer!!! So, I would be delighted to re-blog some of your posts in my blog with your permission ๐Ÿ™‚

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          3. Thanks for all your kind encouragement. Please go ahead and you may re-use/re-blog all the material you find on my website. I am happy to see that you have already re-blogged the Self-Remembrance piece. Thanks a lot, once again for all your encouragement and support

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          4. Thank you Damodar. I wanted to show you what I meant and if you were not pleased I can easily remove it from the blog, but my hope is to have more readers to start visiting your site as we peak their interest with some of your articles showcased here. I am so glad you approve!๐Ÿ™ Your light and wisdom must be shared! ๐Ÿ™‚

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          5. You are kind Amira. Rare to find these days. There is no reason, not be pleased. Your support cannot be repaid. Thanks very much..for your ever increasing kindness.

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          6. It’s my pleasure and honor to share your work Damodar! ๐Ÿ™‚

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