by A Florence Clee, my great great UK aunt; published in 1934
… wanting to post a few of her poems to get them online
Today is mine! so beats by my heart with gladness,
begone dull care, and every vain regret,
God’s in his heaven, the earth is filled with beauty,
life’s opportunities are with us yet!
Today is mine! why should I fear the future?
tomorrow may not be for you and me!
Yesterday’s gone, and why should i recall it,
unless it hold some lovely memory?
Today is mine! to see the golden sunshine,
or smell the fragrant flowers after rain:
to win a welcome smile from happy faces
or learn sweet patience from a soul in pain!
Today is mine! but not for sad repining,
but to enjoy, and maybe make amends:
to live and love, and meet with joy or courage
whatever in my life the good God sends.