If I Knew By Tommy Patrick Grief Poems

If I Knew
Memorial Poems

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’d 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
that 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
that 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
that I would be there to share your day –
Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more
so I can let this one just 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 that, ‘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 the 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.

By Tommy Patrick

If I Knew It Would Be The Last Time Grief Poems

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