Looking to the future

Aa Harvey

Looking to the future.



Rushing to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,

Will only leave you missing its beauty

And always looking for tomorrow.

To wish to have the future, handed to you like a present,

Will leave you left in a perpetual state of regret.



Don’t forever spend your time looking forward;

Live in the now before you miss it.

What will be, will be, you can’t change the future.

Your destiny has already been written

And you can’t change what you didn't tell her.



It surely is a shame that you’re rushing to your deaths.

Slow down, relax, there’s plenty of time yet.

You have a whole life to live, stop risking it so;

Stop and look around.  Live today, not tomorrow.



If there’s something, you wish to see;

Put your life on hold, tomorrow may be too late.

If there’s a place, you dream you could be,

Make it so; don’t let it become another missed opportunity;

Another chance you didn't take.

But don’t miss the Heaven, in front of you now.

Seize this chance at purity,

Before you’re floating up into the clouds.



Embrace the now; don’t just reach for the future,

For that you can never get your hands upon.

Call in sick and just lay here with each other,

For some time in the future,

You may be waiting for this moment to come.



Be spontaneous, make a choice and go with it,

There’s no telling where it could lead;

That’s why it is so exciting.

This day could be your last, or it could change your life,

So be content with what you have now

And leave tomorrow out of sight.



Kiss her lips, hold her hand,

Say "I love you!"  Again and again and again

And make sure you mean every word you say to her,

For tomorrow something could change,

Your opinions of each other.

But I’m sure it won’t; you’ll last forever,

If you can both truly stay faithful to one another.



(C)2013 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.


  • Michael Edwards

    Always look to the future but live for today - fine stuff Aa

    • Aa Harvey

      Thank you.

      "Maybe I don't really wanna know,
      How your garden grows.
      'Cause I just wanna fly...

      Maybe I just wanna fly,
      Wanna live I don't wanna die.
      Maybe I just wanna breathe,
      Maybe I just don't believe.
      Maybe you're the same as me,
      We see things they'll never see.
      You and I are gonna live forever...

      Maybe I will never be,
      All the things that I wanna be.
      Now is not the time to cry,
      Now's the time to find out why..."

      Oasis - Live Forever

    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

      this is truly lovely 🙂 the first line pulled me in .... a rainbow is so beautiful , why rush to the end of it , can we not focus on the beauty now. some people spend so much time thinking of the future , that they miss so much of the here and now , a great piece of writing aa harvey, truly enjoyed, and you speak some very true words

    • Aa Harvey

      This is not my favourite poem. I clicked on the star by accident (to see if it gave me any options) and now it says this is my favourite poem. I will remove my name from the people who have listed this poem as their favourite poems if I can work out how to do it. I'm glad you like the poem though.

      One of my poems I like the most is called 'Bite'

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