TITLE: One Day At A Time
By Amber Riebe
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“Look ahead towards your future,”
seems to be the magic words I’ve always been told.
“Keep your eyes on the prize, for sure,
and don’t ever let yourself loose sight of your goal.”
This world moves along so darn fast
and even though I do my best to keep up with the pace
I still seem to always come in last.
Now I’ve grown tired of trying to win this trivial rat race.
I’ve been told to never forget my past,
lest all of my mistakes end up being tragically repeated.
I’ve tried very hard to do this but alas,
the only thing it seems to do is leave me feeling defeated.
One day I thought about this advice;
how it has changed me, and what it’s taught me to do.
I realized it’s only robbed my peace
and it’s made me feel I should always be on the move.
I’m tired of seeing my past mistakes!
They keep playing like a broken record within my mind.
They haunt me, be I asleep or awake.
I don’t think I can take seeing them every day I’m alive!
I wanna leave my past in the past.
I don’t wanna always worry about what’s up the road.
I don’t believe it’s too much to ask
that I be allowed to forget everything I’ve been told.
As I sat in wonder of whether I’d accomplished enough
I held my Bible tight in my hands.
After praying to Jesus to give me insight, I opened it up
and I began to finally understand.
I found the answer to my questions, the perfect advice.
And the world’s words faded away.
His words filled my mind and I knew they were right.
His words read, “Live day by day.”
I finally feel I’m doing things right.
Now I’m living my life for today and for the first time
I’m truly enjoying every day of life.
Now these words I’ve chosen to keep within my mind;
My yesterday has long passed away
and there’s no way to tell if tomorrow will ever come,
so I will live the best I can for today.
I will live only for today until this day is over and done.
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