CARRY ON TUESDAY
The words in blue are from Shelley's poem
'To a Skylark'
GRASP THE DAY!
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past;
This day you now are living may prove to be your last!
So live it to its zenith! Don't look back and regret!
Don't yearn for future wonders; such yearnings make one fret,
Comparing it with the present, which may fall short of your dreams;
Since wealth and health and happiness are not yours in extremes.
Take this day for what it is, a snap-shot of your life,
With a little drop of ecstasy, and a little pinch of strife.
If you look back with nostalgia it may seem that days gone by
Held a delicious promise that's since proved just a lie.
If you look into the future you may fear catastrophe
That is purely theoretical, and may never come to be!
In your hand you hold a miracle, part anguished and part pleasant.
A jewel of existence that we speak of as The Present.
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