Yesterday is in the past,
Today is here and now,
Tomorrow’s promise still to come,
We need to dream somehow.
We cannot change the things we’ve done,
But learn from our mistakes.
Then put in practice lessons learned,
Our future is at stake.
Sometimes troubles come our way
And fill our hearts with dread,
But if we’re strong and persevere
We’ll always get ahead.
We’ve loved and travelled, laughed and cried,
Grieved when loved ones died.
So, celebrate the present time,
Face destiny with pride.
Optimism is the word
That needs to fill our minds.
Do not dwell on yesterday,
Just leave the past behind.
Love your family and your friends,
Show everyone respect.
Do not judge on race or sex,
And prayers do not neglect.
We must set goals that challenge us,
To strive and yearn for more.
Then tick each one off as they’re done,
And in success, we roar!
Our future is not preordained,
Though fate, it plays a part,
And anything is possible
With an honest loving heart.
by John Hansen