Tuesday, 23 June 2009

If I knew

In this 21st century, the word BUSY has become an all important word in our dictionary..There's no time for someone else other than 'me, myself and I'. The other day, I was at the checkout in a local supermarket and the man in front of me- old, very smiley and friendly- just reached out into my trolley and started unloading some of my items onto the counter. And as he did so, he told me that the problem with our world today is that everyone has decided to go it alone...there's total independence, no one needs any one else and we just want it to be about us all the time.
I heard this saying which changed the way I thought about life: " if you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, you need to go with somebody else"

We need to let those we love know NOW and we need to support our friends. A smile to a passer-by could do a lot..

Here's a poem titled: 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 just let 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.


© The poets voice~~~ June 2009, All rights reserved.

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akaBagucci said...

true words, we often fail to let those we really care about know we care... till its too late...

Real food for thought!

Telekinesys said...

true that. Nice poem too.

Debbie said...

Touching poem!
Lesson, never put off till later what we can do now! Now is the time, cease the moement, cease each opportunity.

waiting to read from you.

The poets voice ~~~ said...

Thanx guys! and debbie, well said...we should say everyhthing that matters NOW..cos later might be too late.

David C Brown said...

Very true, and very sweet; and lets not be independent of God!

Olufunke said...

Very true
A good reminder for me
and I just love that quote, it makes a lot of sense, I would keep it in mind.
Thanks for sharing