No Crystal Ball


We cannot divine the future

Rods crossing at chance

Some dousing of waters

Yet to flow their course


We cannot see all the road

Only to the horizon

Next stretched beyond our view

And always remaining


No crystal ball

The insight of mystic light

Painting the scenes

Of what may come after


Only the days behind

Can be marked by number

Our past are the stones

That ripple what follows


Live now, be now

Unbound to the past

Unconcerned in the future

Where we define the present


15 Responses to “No Crystal Ball”
  1. This is a true and very important message. To truly live, one must live in the present moment, that is all there is, the past is a memory and the future unknown. A beautiful poem, artistic and evocative and a smashing good message for all. Cheers Brad, lovely work.

  2. beth says:

    live now, be now. yes

  3. Jim Borden says:

    beautiful insights, Brad. Reminds me a bit of Steve Jobs’ line about how we can’t connect the dots looking forward, we can only connect them looking backward…

  4. K.L. Hale says:

    “Our pasts are the stones, and the ripples that follow”…beautiful line,…beautiful poem as always! ❤️💛♥️

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Living in the present is always the way to go.

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