Slipping Into the Future

Past meets future at this place we call the present.

Setting foot in the instant, we plan for what will come,

Yet it has already become the past.


See the world, living for this moment, now

Running helter-skelter, focused on empty pleasures.

We only imagine the regrets still to come.


Savor the moments, investing like gold–

Memories stored up for the future, principal yielding interest,

Augmenting quieter, lonelier days which will be.


Live prudently then friends.

Moments squandered in youth never can be recovered.

Memories gathered along the way are forever at your beck and call.



“…Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”

(Ephesians 5:16 ~ NIV)




© Paul Phillips. He’s Taken Leave. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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