Friday, February 23, 2007

If I Knew (something old, but nice to remember)


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.

Have a great weekend!

I love you all!


Gyrobo said...

I'm gonna totally degrade the eloquence of that poem by shouting "FIRST!"

rob said...

I was reaching for the hankies until I read gyrobo. It's a lovely piece to read. You have a good weekend too. Watch out for the bird-filled cars.

Rastaman said...

Beautiful ... like you, Babygirl!

Peace and hugs to you Babygirl.

~ Rasta

Neo said...


MyUtopia said...

Awe that is really sweet!

angel, jr. said...

That was very nice!! Have a good weekend.

melanie said...

aww thats lovely Lee Ann!
:) x

hotboy said...

Inspirational! Everyone would have a much better time if we thought we'd only one day to live! Have a nice weekend. Hotboy

JLee said...

wow, this goes hand in hand with my post yesterday! very nice...

twolf1920 said...

Gots ta Love dat LeeAnn!

Michael Manning said...

I enjoyed your poem and am a First Time Visitor. I'll be back. Great site you have here!

Dave Morris said...

A very nice piece... thanks for sharing. Reminds me of a song by Reba McEntire, called "If I Had Only Known."

Otis said...

Please forgive me for reading and not leaving comments always...

Otis said...

Oh yeah, have a great weekend!

The Appalachianist said...

Lee Ann, saying something like "I'm Sorry" goes a long ways sometimes.

My remedy was liquor, honey and lemon, drink it hot go straight to bed. If you want you can add a hot spice to it. The home made stuff works best, but you don't need a visit from the police. So, the store bought stuff will have to do.

Your feeling better now, but try it next time.

b o o said...

hope your weekend was nice {{hugss}}

Fred said...

Wow - pretty cool!

Hope you had a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Thx for making me stop and think.