Michael Edwards






If today was tomorrow yesterday,

and if today is yesterday tomorrow,

and if yesterday was tomorrow two days before today

and if tomorrow will be yesterday two days after today

Is today still today today?






  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 7th, 2017 00:08
  • Comment from author about the poem: A bit of silly for today. Plus a pen drawing to which I added a watercolour wash which I'll post another day after today which might be tomorrow or it could be yesterday in two days time. .
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  • LukeMorrison

    Really like this idea 🙂 I think you could write more on the same subject and really ponder the question you pose

    • Michael Edwards

      At the moment I am still a bit confused - not sure if its not tomorrow when today is actually yesterday - am I getting a little ahead of myself?

      • LukeMorrison

        Possibly, but its interesting how tense seems definitive and yet when thinking about what today, yesterday and tomorrow represent they are sort of subjective concepts. Also, who are you today to you yesterday and who were you today to you tomorrow? And so on.

      • Goldfinch60

        As I often say today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. Good write.

      • orchidee

        Good write. Also - does tomorrow never come? Because when it gets here, it's today!

        • Michael Edwards

          Thanks Orchidee - as the Queen said to Alice in Through The Looking Glass: 'Jam yesterday, jam tomorrow but never jam today'

        • Garry

          Brilliant poem. A light hearted view on issues around who and when we are.
          I was thinking about this yesterday and will re-read your poem again tomorrow. 🤔

          • Michael Edwards

            You could read it yesterday in two days time

            • Garry

              I did. It will be fun

            • 2 more comments

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks MICHAEL TODAY or not TODAY ? That really is the question ! BRIAN Please check my Poem ~ Thanks B Thanks for the line drawing of my Ancestral Home !

              • Michael Edwards

                Thanks - not sure if I'm nobler in the mind to answer the question.

              • Jooles

                Haha love this....confused though.....going for a cup of tea 😅

                • Michael Edwards

                  Drink it quickly - it'll be cold if today is yesterday.

                  • Jooles


                  • willyweed

                    wait till next week....oh boy! good fun Michael and the drawing is killer! ww

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Is next week the week after this week or the week before the week in two weeks time?

                  • Tony36

                    LOL! Great write

                  • rrodriguez

                    I'm think about today what I thought yesterday, but tomorrow is still ahead of me, so let me worry about today rather than tomorrow. Interesting writing that keeps of thinking about today, yesterday, and tomorrow.

                    • Michael Edwards

                      But if what you're thinking about is yesterday save it up and wait for tomorrow when its today.

                    • WriteBeLight

                      Love the play on words Michael!

                    • MendedFences27

                      Is that a drawing of your home? You wish. Whatever today is, tomorrow will be better and yesterday was worse. Very cleverly put. - Phil A.

                      • Michael Edwards

                        I wish too - but think of the maintenance. Thanks Phil

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