We paint our future
In muted abstract hues
From memories we thought long ago forgotten
In bold mindless brushstrokes we color our lives
Using the dried out tints

Of our yesterdays

Mark Schutter ©2015

Are you living in the present and hoping for a promised future or do the memories of yesterday hold you back? It is so easy to get caught up in the regret of the should have’s and could have’s. What do you think?

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  1. I have learned to live in the present. I used to live for the future, but if we don’t live today for what it is, then we miss life.
    Great poem Mark.

    1. Thanks Staci! It is so true we often miss the present. My wife and I were discussing this the other day that we are often so preoccupied with getting where we think we should be in the future that we fail to enjoy the now. Here’s to today!

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