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TITLE: One Day At A Time
By Amber Riebe
11/10/07
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Let me know your opinions on this poem, it's kind of a story in poem form really.
ďLook ahead towards your future,Ē
seems to be the magic words Iíve always been told.
ďKeep your eyes on the prize, for sure,
and donít ever let yourself loose sight of your goal.Ē

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 Iíve grown tired of trying to win this trivial rat race.

Iíve been told to never forget my past,
lest all of my mistakes end up being tragically repeated.
Iíve 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 itís taught me to do.
I realized itís only robbed my peace
and itís made me feel I should always be on the move.

Iím 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 donít think I can take seeing them every day Iím alive!

I wanna leave my past in the past.
I donít wanna always worry about whatís up the road.
I donít believe itís too much to ask
that I be allowed to forget everything Iíve been told.

As I sat in wonder of whether Iíd 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 worldís words faded away.
His words filled my mind and I knew they were right.
His words read, ďLive day by day.Ē


I finally feel Iím doing things right.
Now Iím living my life for today and for the first time
Iím truly enjoying every day of life.
Now these words Iíve chosen to keep within my mind;

My yesterday has long passed away
and thereís 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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