Have You Earned Your Tomorrow - A Life Changing poem by Edgar Albert Guest | Read by Simerjeet Singh | Poetry That Inspires
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This poem is titled "Have You Earned Your Tomorrow", written by Edgar Albert Guest who was known as the People's Poet. In 1952, he was appointed Poet Laureate for the State of Michigan where thousands of people sought his inspirational poems for moral support when they were stressed and loved his subtle humor.
Have You Earned Your Tomorrow poem presents a number of probing questions to a listener about how they spend their days to improve the day of another person.
The message being conveyed by this English poetry is that even the smallest act of kindness is enough to guarantee a better tomorrow. This motivational poem will prod the listeners into questioning their own goodness and help others in any way possible; thereby earning themselves a well-deserved tomorrow.
This English poem by Edgar Guest describes the importance of living each day by being kind and helpful towards others and by making small contributions to improve their lives
In this inspirational poem, Edgar A. Guest is trying to convey a message that every good deed you do will come back to you. Cherish what's around you, and spread happiness.
Have You Earned Your Tomorrow
Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?
Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along?
Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng?
Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way,
Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?
Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast,
That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say,
You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?
~ Edgar Albert Guest
The Ancient Sage
A day is the microcosm of life. You're born every morning, every evening you die.
That's all life is: an interval between birth & death.
You waste a day, you wasted your life. Because all you'll ever have is a day.
The cycle repeats until one day it's the evening of your life.
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