Tomorrow #pain #amwriting #poetry

The sun will come up …


and I bet

I’ll face this all


it’s not fun


Just thinking about


cancer eats the joy

and leaves a sorrow

today its won


When Im stuck in a day

that’s sad and lonely

I must fall on my knees

and hope

and pray




 a pain free


is always a hope



Annie’s Version:


The sun’ll come out
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There’ll be sun!

Just thinkin’ about
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
‘Til there’s none!

When I’m stuck a day
That’s gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And Grin,
And Say,

The sun’ll come out
So ya gotta hang on
‘Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You’re always
A day
A way!

From Annie

The prompt at Never Ending Story is Tomorrow and at Poet’s United – Verse First is Ordinary.

Some of us face extreme pain as part of our daily, ordinary lives.  I have managed 22 pain filled years without narcotics (except when I’ve been hospitalized).

You can sing my version of “Tomorrow” I have.  I added Annie’s version because she faced a wall of Tomorrows and managed a smile with each one. To each of you who are enduring I hope for a sun filled Tomorrow.

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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  1. I hope and pray tomorrow
    will be a better day for you
    The sun will shine
    And tomorrow will be
    Pain free and much
    better than any other day.
    All the best,I loved your poem,not the part that is sad,
    But one where the sun will come up to greet you.


    1. Thank you dear friend. I write this from experience and hope. On the most pain filled days I can’t write about it; those tend to be the days that I write my dark stuff. There are so many others who live in this world that I felt the need to write it for “them” more than for myself.
      You are a lovely and thoughtful person – thanks for your goodness.


  2. Leslie, I assume that your poem is written from your life. I can only imagine how hard it must be to face pain-filled days every day. If you are dealing with cancer (I assume from your poem), I want to send you strength and some prayers as well. I am glad that there is always hope in the tomorrows of our lives. We have to keep hope alive somehow, I think, even when it is hard!! Powerful words that will stay with me!


    1. Most of what I write is from experience. Fiction makes the difficult palatable. The Cancer is from experience but is not my present situation (thankfully.) I cant tell you how many times I was given three weeks to live. I’m still here and writing lyrics to pain and cancer. Thanks Mary you are a dear soul.


      1. Leslie, my friend, I did not know this was part of your story. I am glad it is behind you. And I know there are other kinds of pain as difficult. But am thankful you survived because your talent is huge and your words inspire others. And because I believe life, under any circumstances, is a gift. I love the song “Tomorrow”, used to sing it to Stephanie when she was a baby. Keep shining, kiddo. You matter!


  3. I had no idea you were going through all that! Your words are encouraging to me, especially right now as I deal with my mother’s cancer (recently diagnosed, yet stage 4).


  4. I knew the tune immediately but like your song better as it comes with the heavy feel of lived experience. Tomorrow without pain, tomorrow to rise again and smile while breathing in and out from your heart. Prayers for you.


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