Poetry by Jeff Green



by cricketjeff on September 29, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

When each day dawns it starts another page
Without a mark to spoil the pristine white
Though yesterday had left you in a rage
The past is washed away by sleep at night

Do not forget the faults they help you learn
But throw away the blame and carry on
The future is a gift too rich to spurn
Too pure to spoil with troubles that are gone

Although you know that what I say is true
It can be hard to live without remorse
Remember then the promise of the new
When life provides a far from easy course

It only takes a smile to bid “Good day”
And you will find you’ve waved the past away

Author notes

“Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables