One Day At A Time

In another one of Douglas Malloch’s poems I find a lesson I need to remind myself of way too often. I mean, I think that’s I’ve grown considerably in the way I deal with my fellow man on a day to day basis; but I find that in dealing with myself I am less tolerant and tend to linger upon things I should just let go of. In my search for expression through art I hope to learn to let go more often.  Reminding me that the state of today will not necessarily be how things will be two days from now.

I hope that you find inspiration in Malloch’s words as well and find it in yourself to live today for today and not hold on so tightly to the bad things that beset us along the way.

It’s Fine Today

Sure, this world is full of trouble
I ain’t said it ain’t.
Lord, I’ve had enough and double
Reason for complaint;
Rain and storm have come to fret me,
Skies are often gray;
Thorn and brambles have beset me
On the road-but say,
Ain’t it fine today?

What’s the use of always weepin’,
Making trouble last?
What’s the use of always keepin’
Thinkin’ of the past?
Each must have his tribulation-
Water with his wine;
Life, it ain’t no celebration,
Trouble?-I’ve had mine-
But today is fine!

It’s today that I am livin’,
Not a month ago.
Havin’; losin’; takin’; givin’;
As time wills it so.
Yesterday a cloud of sorrow
Fell across the way,
It may rain again tomorrow,
It may rain-but say,
Ain’t it fine today?