Time has a way of slipping by me unseen
I looked around and saw it was tomorrow
Not sure how I got here at all
But I do know one thing with certainty
It is my tomorrow, and I am not alone in it
My past becomes clearer with each passing day
Though the memories there-of become fainter
Moments which were not my finest
Are thankfully fading into the mist of time
Selective memory is an acquired talent
Acquired out of necessity it would seem
Departed loved ones become more saintly
Past offenders become even more despicable
Achievements, once ever so inconsequential
Rise above the savanna like Kilimanjaro
The future…however…stays wrapped in a mist
Nothing getting clearer
Nothing looking nearer
The forks in the path no easier to choose from
Fears of failure still dance in the shadows
Lessons unlearned from days already lived
Time still slipping by me unseen
As I look around and realize it is tomorrow again
Not at all sure how I came to be here
But knowing with increasing certainty
This is MY tomorrow…and I am not alone in it
November 15, 2009 ~ I woke up this morning and realized time was no longer my enemy. It doesn’t matter if tomorrow arrives. It isn’t promised. I don’t fear death, not mine that is. I haven’t for a long time. Looking back, I see the moment death lost his grip on me. Looking forward, I see death standing in the shadows, waiting for me to arrive. He is smiling. He holds a place for two. Death is not to be feared, any more than the unknown of tomorrow. Both will get here in time no matter what I do. It’s good to not travel alone.
Naomi: rated it 5-STARS: on July 10, 2016: A book worth reading! His poetry makes you feel your emotions, his love for his wife and the pain he has experienced in life. You get a glimpse into his nature from bits and pieces he shares of his life. It made me want more of his story.
Bobbi O: rated it 5-STARS: on July 7, 2016: I received this book as a gift from a friend of the author. It is the only book I own. I was never much of a reader growing up and never bought a book in my 50 plus years. When I read his poetry, I find myself blocking out the world around me. It's something I never expected. I have laughed and I have cried. It takes me away, making me feel emotions I've never felt before. I read one or two almost every night before going to sleep. I recommend Robert Ullrich’s book to anyone who likes poetry, and especially those who think they don't. People who are like I was, me before I started reading it.
Mary Kathryn O: rated it 5-STARS: on August 31, 2016: It's wonderful to have it in a collection. Every time I re-read one of the poems or musings in his book, I gain a new perspective or insight into myself, the writer...or even life itself. I've been a fan of Robert Ullrich for years. I feared the loss of his work. Now I have it in my hands. I know new readers will enjoy and gain much, as I have from his works. A little tip -read the same one at various times. Like with a cup of coffee over breakfast, and again on a rainy afternoon.
M. Grimsrud: rated it 5-STARS: on September 5, 2016 We have this book on our coffee table. I pick it up often for either a little pick-me-up, up maybe to get closer to the author. His words will sometimes make me cry, and then the next will make me chuckle. It is a great read. I use it for meditation, and it often gives me insight on other things. Thanks Robert.
Alan: rated it 5-STARS: on Sep 14, 2016: I won this book in a recent Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I very rarely read poetry, as it usually doesn't hold my interest. This book is one of a very few that I have enjoyed and kept my interest until the end. I shall be keeping this book on my shelf to read again sometime. Recommended.
April: rated it 5-STARS: on Dec. 12, 2016: A wonderful collection of poems that held my interest. I would really recommend.
Marilyn Stanley rated it 4-STARS: on Nov. 10, 2016
A book worth reading!
The poetry in this book can really make you feel, the emotions portrayed really comes out. You can feel his love for his wife and the pain he has experienced in life. In the book you will read bits and pieces of the author's life so you get a glimpse into who he is that makes you want more of his story.
Some of them I read over and over, getting something different each time, which is really amazing to me.
I received this book as a gift from a friend of the author. It is the only book I own. I was never much of a reader growing up and have never bought a book in my 50 plus years, let alone read one all the way through. When I am reading his poetry I find myself blocking out the world around me. It's something I never expected. I have laughed and cried while reading them. I can't really explain the effect it has on me, other than to say that it takes me away and I feel things I haven't felt before. I keep it on my nightstand and read one or two almost every night before going to sleep. I recommend this book to anyone that likes poetry, and even to those who think they don't, like me before I started reading it.
I won this book in a recent Goodreads First Reads giveaway.
I very rarely read poetry, as it usually doesn't hold my interest. This book is one of a very few that I have enjoyed and kept my interest until the end. I shall be keeping this book on my shelf to read again sometime. Recommended.
It was amazing!
A wonderful collection of poems that held my interest. I would really recommend.
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