Our experience of the Present
Can be likened to a room
With two doors.

Ahead of us
Is the closed door
To the Future!

Behind us
Is the swinging door
From the Past
Which opens from time to time
Revealing memories
Both happy and painful.

If our focus
Is on the Past,
We may lose opportunities
As the door to the Future

Let's turn from the Past,
Remembering and learning
From our mistakes;
Living actively in the Present;
Making the most
Of the time allotted to us;
And anticipating
A glorious Future!

Honoria A. Groves