Daily Post : Trust

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Trust

This morning when I read daily post’s prompt, ‘TRUST,’ I instantly thought of the four lines of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Psalm Of Life.

These are the four lines :

Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!

Let the dead Past bury its dead!

Act,_ act in the living present!

Heart within, and God O’erhead!

I’m guilty of that myself, I recall the past every chance I get. I haven’t yet buried it. According to the poet present should be more important than past and future.

I feel when the past was our present we failed to acknowledge and enjoy it. Now that it’s done with we think how sweet it was. I agree  with the poet that we must enjoy the present, do whatever we can and not let the time wasted by thinking back of the Past or looking forward to the Future.

If we can stick to the present and make our life meaningful, who cares what the Future will bring. To me it’s better not to Trust the Future, it may not be as good as we think.

……………………………………….. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Daily Post : Trust

  1. Thank you very much indeed. The lines are magical and your explanation is very convincing. This is a wonderful idea for leading our lives 🙂

  2. Love this poem. I think most of us are guilty of revisiting the past or future thoughts/fears! Thank you for sharing ❤

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