by Amy Covel

The future isn’t built
On empty words
Or broken promises
Nor even the mistakes of the past
But on the actions of the present

It’s what you do today
That will change the future
Mend the present
And put to rest
The past

I’ve heard it said
That it’s all over
When you’re dead
That your impact won’t last
But a generation
At best

But that bridge still needs to be built
A true mason doesn’t walk away
Until every brick is laid in place
Even if you never set foot
Or you cross that bridge
To another divide
That bridge will survive
For travelers who come after
Or in the memories of those
Who had a safe trip home.

So start today
One stone at a time
Build a present
Worth living
For the future.


Category: Poetry, SNHU Creative Writing, SNHU online creative writing, SNHU Student