Please don’t forget your future…

Look back in your rear-view mirror,

sparingly, with but brief glances,

where history & memory meet

in full panoramic expanses.

Learning, but not locked in there

at the expense of life’s advances

~~~

And living only for today, for now,

is dangerously short-sighted

Agreed there is so much to do,

in which to be delighted.

Enjoying, yet remaining fixed

on the hopes which were ignited

~~~

By your dreams and visions of a

bright, preferred tomorrow,

which have stirred you, and oft

lifted you, when visited by sorrow

Given you clear goals, and a path in

life, now unerringly to follow

~~~

As beckoning vistas draw you on,

find encouragement and wonder.

Allow these words to stimulate

your dreams, and carefully ponder,

until with true and heartfelt celebration

you reach the glistening yonder

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