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#252955 - 10/04/08 04:37 PM Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Tinman Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 359
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
Yesterday, I was the victim lost
Today, I am the survivor found
Tomorrow, I will be the who was meant to be

Yesterday, life was naught but tears
Today, I am facing all my the pain
Tomorrow, victory shall be mine forever

Yesterday, I was lost inside
Today, I am finding my way
Tomorrow, I will stand on my own

Yesterday, I was the child
Today, I am the man
Tomorrow, I will be more than that

Yesterday, hope had died
Today, hope has been renewed
Tomorrow, I will just be Paul

"I finally have my heart!"

To the perps: Don't worry about me coming after you. But you damn well better watch out for God! "Vengeance is mine", saith the Lord

#252971 - 10/04/08 06:00 PM Re: Yesterday, today and tomorrow [Re: Tinman]
M3 Offline

Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 1392
Loc: Central Ohio
We should all print this out, put our name in the last line and put a copy of it everywhere and anywhere... even keep a copy of it in our wallets!

Precious poem Paul!


#253000 - 10/04/08 10:49 PM Re: Yesterday, today and tomorrow [Re: M3]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

I like Michael's idea. This one is a keeper for sure. I especially appreciate the last verse. I look forward to the day when I can look at myself and just see Larry as opposed to Abused Larry. That day is coming and I know it; so yes, there is hope.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#475320 - 01/17/15 05:33 AM Re: Yesterday, today and tomorrow [Re: Tinman]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 6300
Loc: 𝒪 𝒦anada

this is well written, well done, well planned, well executed.

i love the simple structure that carries the message and the reader effortlessly through time.

thank you, Tinman.
i enjoyed this one.

"But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
Dewey Bunnell



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