©  Joan Clifton Costner
Only Today
No yesterdays - no tomorrows
No plans for this afternoon;
No "next week" or "remember when?"
It's all gone away too soon.

We have this moment only
To bring that happy smile,
And even it will not be ours
In just a little while.

Too late for family history,
Too late for recipes-
Too late for how and why and when or
"Home made" remedies.

Too late to have the long talk
or to sing an old song or two -
Too late to hear you cheer for me,
But I see a hero in you!

I could even stay away...
And you wouldn't really miss me
But bonds of love go deeper than
This horrid illness' history.

We only have this moment
And it is fleeting fast
The things that pass between us
Just for this instant last...

So...let's announce the challenge!
Who can bring a smile, a laugh?
Who can sing a song that lights the eyes
And gives the heart a lift?

For we've darkness all around us and
We've grieved enough today;
Give me a smile, we'll walk awhile and
Claim victory ... for this day!
Rainbow Faith, words of Inspiration, Faith & Hope for the bereaved.
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