If Tomorrow Does Not Come

by CJ Maleney   Feb 28, 2018


If tomorrow does not come to me,
You know, I would not care!
There would still be a place somewhere for me,
And my friends are waiting there.

At this time I do not feel morose,
Yet perhaps a little sad.
Old friends and loved ones lost, I'll see again,
They'll accept all my good and bad.

I've done so much in this short life,
And I am not yet ready to go.
Still so much for me to do,
And paths I've yet to know.

When my time is over!
When my force, depleted and faded.
When I can say "yes" I've loved it all,
With my memories left un jaded.

I don't think I'll live a long life,
But I'll still clock up some years.
when I go smile for me,
And do not shed your tears.

If there is a heaven!
I'm sure mine will be river, lake or sea.
To kayak, canoe, sail or row,
To float eternally.

If tomorrow does not come for me?
I will accept, with humility.
I've buzzed from every experience,
It's what I was born and will die to be.

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  • 9 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    I wrote this short while ago following the unexpected and untimely news of am old army mates death. It caused the thought process. What if? And am I ready

    Truth is I'm not, but I've done so much to make me smile.

  • 9 months ago

    by Brenda

    Craig, if your tomorrow never comes I don't think you will regret a moment of this crazy life you have lived. We will miss you terribly but we will all raise a glass and toast you Craig. Well done!

    • 9 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      No intentions of popping my clogs yet my dear. I've not parachuted or bungee jumped yet lol

      Craig x

  • 9 months ago

    by Michael

    Craig,
    As always a lovely flow with rhyming and verse. Just love the last line
    Well done fella
    Michael :)

    • 9 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Cheers dude. Chuffed you liked it

      Craig

  • 9 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    When there are writes about what ifs and what nots and why...
    here is a voice which says I've done it all and will accept gladly.
    Though there is plenty to give, I will give till the end. I like your
    spirit in this write..well penned :)

    • 9 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Not done it all yet Meena, still loads I wanna try. And I so wanna visit Japan

      Craig x

  • 9 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Absolutely love this and how ready you are to go when you're time comes... There's no use dwelling on what could have, should have or would have been just live life to the fullest as you do and carry on being yourself. I loved this particular stanza "If there is a heaven!
    I'm sure mine will be river, lake or sea.
    To kayak, canoe, sail or row,
    To float eternally." as it is you down to a tee, fabulous

    All the best
    Em x

    • 9 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks our Em,

      Thinking about getting a new boat by the way

      Craig x

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