If I Knew  

angelofmercy5 58F
12148 posts
1/1/2006 4:28 am

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4/9/2006 9:54 pm

If I Knew

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

Great words to live by in this new year!
Happy 2006!


tmdt4u 61M

1/1/2006 9:45 am

There is no doubt that I am not sorry for noing you happy new year


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
1/1/2006 10:23 am

Thanks tmdt4u, and I am VERY happy to know you too. May your new year bring you only happiness.


rm_SunnyD54 60F
94 posts
1/1/2006 4:20 pm

Nice poem to start a new year. Here's wishing you and yours a happy, and sexy new year. Just be open to all the changes life brings you and take them for the good they can give you.


rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
1/2/2006 12:44 am

Thank you for putting this thought together so beautifully. If I were in a different time, a different place, I guess a different world... well, perhaps, some things should just be "understood."
soft hug, unlisted


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
1/2/2006 5:47 am

Unlistedone......"understood". ~hugs~ right back at ya!


rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
1/2/2006 5:05 pm

Fabulous words l

oved this one...ty

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


rednekmisplaced 48M/42F
5 posts
1/4/2006 8:29 am

A beautiful poem that rings true. You never know what life has in store for you so you must live it to the fullest each and every day.


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
1/5/2006 10:12 am

Absolutely rednekmisplaced....and this is something I am going to do every day for the rest of my life....beginning this month of my birth.


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
1/5/2006 10:13 am

Goddess, and Fly, thank you to two people who inspire me daily.


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