Life is still beautiful!



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.

6 responses

  1. Dallas

    This so beautiful and so very true. I have a letter coming your way. 🙂 May smiles follow.

    June 24, 2008 at 04:47

  2. kinkel's

    that is why i tell you everyday that "I LOVE YOU, VERY VERY VERY MUCH- WITH MY WHOLE HEART!!!"

    June 24, 2008 at 08:00

  3. Angel eyes

    more of your wonderful words of wisdom angel eyes

    June 24, 2008 at 10:56

  4. p

    Beautiful and true my friend.  the wrong thing is I don’t have a problem with Forgive me or I’m sorry but some really do.  Have a great day darling, love you, xxPauline

    June 24, 2008 at 11:24

  5. T

    Yes, you are so right!
    You put this words of wisdom in very nice poem as always. :-).

    June 24, 2008 at 18:12

  6. Al's

    Another beautiful poem.  I appreciate your concern in your message.  I am fine, just real busy.  Hope you have a nice day.
    Love ya,

    June 25, 2008 at 01:01

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