We shall do so much in the years to come,
But what have we done today?
We shall give our gold in a princely sum,
But what did we give today?

We shall lift the heart and dry the tear,
But what did we lift today?
We shall plant hope in place of fear,
But what did we plant today?

We shall speak words of love and cheer,
But what did we speak today?
We shall be so kind in after life,
But what have we been today?

We shall bring to each lovely life a smile,
But what have we brought today?
We shall give to truth a grander birth
And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,
But what did we give today?

We shall feed the hungering souls of earth,
But whom have we fed today?
We shall reap such joys in the by and by,
But what have we sown today?

’Tis sweet in idle dreams to bask,
But here and now do we do our task,
Yes, this is the thing our souls must ask…
What have we done today?

(Submitted by Marzban Jamshedji Giara, from the book, ‘Words Of Wisdom – Quotations, Anecdotes, Verses’, from the Teachings of Dasturji Kaikhushroo Mahiyar Kutar)

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