My Friend Yesterday

Yesterday come, take my hand

and lead me through the years.

Back to the past and into the present

and let me look into the future.

Show all the bridges I have crossed,

the times that meant so much,

the paths I have taken

and how I came to where I am today.

Take my hand, my friend, yesterday,

tell me what I’ve learned,

tell me what I have forgotten –

show me how to live now.

The seasons of childhood,

all went along with love and happiness.

The seasons that followed,

were no less filled with joy.

Times when I thought that I might cry,

I found something to hold on to,

found a way to continue on.

Yesterday you have shown me,

how to live for today.

Come take my hand

and let us stand upon a hill,

looking back across the years.

To see where there was laughter

and where there were tears.

The friends who always cared,

the days that golden memories shine,

loving the days I have now,

now that you are mine

and together we are fine.

Let me reflect upon it all,

then lead me into the today’s I’m living,

so that I can remember all that I have learned

and realize it has made me what I am now,

then lead me into tomorrow –

into a future hopefully bright.

My friend yesterday, thank you for the memories,

and letting me look toward the future –

with a bright and happy smile.


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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

4 thoughts on “My Friend Yesterday

  • April 22, 2020 at 6:45 PM

    I love this verse, Rasma. It is so pleasant to read and so well penned. I can tell it came from your heart and soul. Lovely work.

    • April 23, 2020 at 1:50 PM

      Thank you, Phyllis. I hope all is well with you and your family and stay safe.


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