Do While You Can

a poem by Mabel Annie Chacko

I may never see tomorrow,
There’s no guarantee,
And things that happened yesterday,
Belong to history.

I can’t predict the future,
I can’t change the past.
I have just the present memories,
To cherish as my last.

I must use this moment wisely,
For it will pass away.
And then be lost forever,
As a part of yesterday.

The unkind things I do today,
May never be undone.
And friendship that I fail to win,
May never more be won.

I may not have another chance,
On bent knees to pray,
I thank God with a humble heart,
For giving me this day!