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Rated: E · Poetry · Inspirational · #1455662
Live in the present, not the past or the future.

Why thoughts of future now I should harbour?
Why should I plan the shape of things to come?
It’s no use worrying about the future
Why should the future be so bothersome?

Shall I design my moves as playing chess
On this chess board, the canvass of my life?
Shall I think, now, by what name I’ll address
My future son and daughter and my wife?

No, this is all mere worthless day-dreaming.
This game of chess has been planned already
By Him who’s always kind and well- meaning.
My every move for me He has ready.

All the time we should live in the present.
Why dream of future, or the past repent?

• Initially written as entry 427090 in the book FAITH, NATURE & INSPIRATIONAL, "FAITH, NATURE & INSPIRATIONAL. Posted as the present static item on 27 July 2008.

M C Gupta
19 May 2006
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