You Wake Up In The Morning

A poem to remind you that your time is your own, and no one can take it away. Make the most of it! © Daisy Goodwin.

You Wake Up In The Morning

You wake up in the morning, and lo! Your purse is magically filled
with twenty-four hours of the magic tissue of the universe of your life.
No one can take it from you. No one receives either more or less
than you receive. Waste your infinitely precious commodity as much
as you will, and the supply will never be withheld from you.
Moreover, you cannot draw on the future. Impossible to get into debt.
You can only waste the passing moment. You cannot waste
tomorrow; it is kept for you.

You Wake Up in the Morning. Copyright © Arnold Bennett.

From 101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night). Copyright © Daisy Goodwin.