Thursday, November 12, 2009

If My Daddy Knew



If My Daddy Knew…

If he knew it would be the last time
That he’d see me fall asleep,
Would he tuck me in more tightly,
And pray the Lord my soul to keep?

If he knew it would be the last time
That he’d see me walk out the door,
Would he give me a hug and kiss,
And call me back for  more?

And if my Daddy knew he had to leave
and could never again see me smile
I know he’d ask for one more minute
to stay and play with me awhile…

My Daddy had to go away from me
because his time was up you see
but I have time to be with everyone
who means so much to me

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 you don’t forget….

Tomorrow is not promised to you
young or old alike
and today may be the last chance
I get to hold you tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
make some time, and find a way.
For if tomorrow never comes,
You'll regret today.

Regret you didn't take that time
For a smile and a hug or a kiss,
And you didn’t give someone
What was their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close to you
and whisper in their ear,
That you love them very much and
that you hold them very dear.

If I could have my Daddy back
I’d love him every day
and I’d never have to wonder
if he knows I feel that way



2 comments:

  1. my daddy left me without telling me he loved me. this is very touching.

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  2. Beautiful deep simple true poem...

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