Tomorrow I Will

There is a man who works in the post office

And everyone feels sorry for him

He is old

And slumps in his chair

But he always smiled at everyone

He hands them their mail

And says have a good day

And he’ll help you with the package

If you made a mistake

I often wonder

If he has anyone

To go home to

I see him every week

When I drop off work letters

And I’ve never once asked him

About his whole life

Has he always been the old man in the post office

Does someone love him

I think about it every time I’m there

And instead, we talk about the weather

And he smiles at me

And I think he wants me to ask

I think he has a story to tell

But I hand in my letters

And say

Tomorrow

I will.

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Cranky

24 thoughts on “Tomorrow I Will

  1. The everlasting desire.
    I am reminded of a poem which I am sharing. I am not too sure who wrote it but seems that it is by Charles Towne:

    “Around the corner I have a friend,
    In this great city that has no end,
    Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
    And before I know it, a year is gone.

    And I never see my old friends face,
    For life is a swift and terrible race,
    He knows I like him just as well,
    As in the days when I rang his bell.

    And he rang mine but we were younger then,
    And now we are busy, tired men.
    Tired of playing a foolish game,
    Tired of trying to make a name.

    “Tomorrow” I say! “I will call on Jim
    Just to show that I’m thinking of him”,
    But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
    And distance between us grows and grows.

    Around the corner, yet miles away,
    “Here’s a telegram sir,” “Jim died today.”
    And that’s what we get and deserve in the end.
    Around the corner, a vanished friend.”

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  2. Our ‘stories’ are enriched by others’ stories. I would love to hear what he has to say in a follow-up blog. Your and my lenses of how we see the world are very similar, I think. Very intriguing! Keep me posted, please.

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