This Morning – A Poem

This morning.
Before the earth warms.
Before smiles grow
on the faces of children.
Before the adults
curse in traffic.
Before work gets you down.
This morning.
Before education fails you.
Before the postman
delivers bills.
Before that first
morning coffee.
Before someone can
steal your soul.
This morning.
Before life takes it’s toll.
Before you realise it’s
Before you know
you’re too old.
Before it passes
in ebbs and waves.
This morning.
Like any other morning.
Only this one is yours.
And what will you
have done
by the time it’s over?