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this poem is originally dedicated to 9/11/01

but also its for everyone.

reading it made me cry so id like everyone to take something from it and learn to treasure those special ones

 

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.

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That is a great poem isn't it. I have read that many times before. It certainly has a lot of meaning.

 

 

I lost my husband about three years ago suddenly from cardiac arrest. We thought he was in the best of health.

 

People tend to take for granted that there will be a tomorrow for us to make up for things, or say the things that we forgot to say today. I certainly learned that we dont have the promise of a tomorrow.

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I missed my granma so much it hurts so bad after reading this poem. I never thought the last time i saw her would really be the last time, not after all I have done I even made her cry one time and I didnt even know wheather she knows I am so sorry for making her feel sad. I've learned from experience not to ever let one day goes by without letting those I love know that I do care, and not to take them for granted. Sometimes they hurt me and all I want to do is hurt them more, but I know for some, tomorrows may never come

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