The Time It Was
It was today when I was walking
That I heard two people talking
Of chances missed and love gone by,
And how their past had gone awry.
It was tomorrow, this got me thinking
That through life I had been slinking.
Taking not a chance and grasping not a string,
Finding not a love and planning not a thing.
It was yesterday I had been living
Without a thought to my future giving.
Living only day to day
Letting life pass me all the way.
It was now, I began deciding
From life's risks I would stop hiding.
I made a plan to think ahead
And stopped living like I was dead.
It was never when I was regretting,
Resolving that now I would start letting
Myself do a thing never previously thought,
And seeing the changes to my life it had wrought.
It was since then I have been seeing
Today and tomorrow-- and stopped fleeing.
I now plan to chance and chance to plan
And for it I am a better man.