A poem about the passing of time and what it means to us. Some people have found this poem 'inspirational', and have shared it with people that have trouble in thier life and have lost some sense of hope.

A Day

By: Joseph P. Attanasio




Some think a day is a measure of time.

Some think a poem is a measure of rhyme.

But each day is a life, complete with birth and death.

Not sharing with others, but standing alone from the rest.


As dawn is born we have a new beginning, a chance.

For goals of sort and for romance.

Some days are very long, some very short.

Some are hard, some are restful, all sorts.


Sometimes in the morn, we are already dreary.

As a day draws to an end, we may hold it dearly.

But one thing is for sure, each day will hold.

Much much more for those who are bold.


The days in the past are written in stone.

The ones not yet here stand empty and alone.

Remember as each day begins to unfold.

We have a say, how the story is told.


If you have ever tried to plan a day from dawn to night.

You know how they never come out exactly right.

You can enjoy a day fully without any plans.

Just let it happen and see how it lands.

Submitted: October 07, 2011

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glitter snow426

oh wow, SUPER DELIGHT!! You are so talented, a lovely wonderful read!!

Mon, October 10th, 2011 2:26pm


You are the first to comment on this poem, it was a nagging thought I had to try to get out. People who had to live one day at a time should value it for what it was. Thanks!

Mon, October 10th, 2011 7:36am

isabelle bellevue

This poem took my breath away, i love poems the explain life, a year, a day, the real value of these things we take for granted, the value of every breath. It was eloquently written and very relateable in a weird sort of a way. I thoughrowly appreciated this poem to a great extent!!

Tue, October 18th, 2011 2:51am


Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It is hard to know if others will see your poems from your perspective. Looks like you did and it is gratifying.

Mon, October 17th, 2011 8:03pm


Man plans, God laughs. I'm just along for the ride.

Wed, November 2nd, 2011 11:42pm


You always make me smile, it is a joy having you around.

Wed, November 2nd, 2011 5:15pm


Wonderful poem...I find much peace in it;)
Thank You,

Thu, November 24th, 2011 6:08pm


I love that you are such an avid reader and a good fan, digging though peoples older poems!

There was a lot of peace in it, and contentment and enjoyment.

Thansk so much for the read!

Thu, November 24th, 2011 10:15am

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