Who Was, Who Is, and Who Is to Come

“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.” ~Kahlil Gibran

You are the God who was so I’ll remember blessings of the past, often cast as woes and suffering amassed as memories unforgotten. Sometimes I dream that the past was perfect, filled with only laughter and merriment, but alas it was not. Still You were there. You are the God who is so I’ll trust that what You bless won’t turn to rust or cosmic dust. Sometimes I worry that I’ve wasted today, that my gift of the present will become another memory of woe. But then I remember who You are, today. You are the God who is to come so I believe all my days You’ll weave into an exquisite tapestry to which I’ll cleave. One day that tapestry will be but a memory, but a beautiful one as seen through Your eyes. You are God the Almighty, Alpha and Omega, beginning and the end, yet You call me friend and for eternity my dream of mercy defend.

Yesterday is gone
Today I dream in wonder
Tomorrow will come


This haibun is doing double duty. I’m sharing it for Haibun Monday #2 at dVerse Poets Pub, and I’m using it as my Blogging U Writing 201 Lesson #3 that calls for writing prose poetry with internal rhyme (with the added prompt of skin, which I chose to not incorporate).

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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18 Responses to Who Was, Who Is, and Who Is to Come

  1. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    A very beautiful piece of writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lynn__ says:

    Wonderful rhyming of “believe/weave/cleave, trust/rust/dust, end/friend/defend”, Linda. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sherry Marr says:

    A wonderful statement of faith.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. There is onlY ONE
    God of DArk and
    all else
    is separation..

    as God
    separate NO


  5. Grace says:

    A deep spiritual share Linda ~ Thanks for joining us on Haibun Monday ~

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Lovely prose, and a perfect description on how faith can work.. well done

    Liked by 1 person

  7. rosemawrites says:

    Oh wow. This is just so awesome and touching and relatable!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    I love that deep faith “Tomorrow will come”…a beautifully written haibun..

    Liked by 1 person

  9. That is some serious layering of internal rhyme– I’m impressed!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. This is beautifully done and I love what you chose to write about. One of my favorite topics! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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