Poem -

IF YOU LEAVE BEFORE I DO

I WILL MISS YOU BAD

IF YOU LEAVE BEFORE I DO

I don't want to think of days without you here...

They would only be long and dark...

I know you wouldn't want me to be sad but, what else can I be?

I will remember you as long as my mind remains faithful and right...

I will have to find ambition to get up every morning and put one foot in front of the other...

Go through the motions as if I'm alive...

Though, I know I would feel dead inside...

​​​​​I know how much you love to sit outside and the times we would watch the Birds and the Ships as they enter and leave the Port...

Smiling and laughing while the ice cream would melt and drip down the cone...

Quickly licking so it didn't land on your shirt...

I remember the fun and the laughter as I play it back in my mind...

Playing like a Movie as it goes scene to scene...

Only nothing was ever rehearsed...

Many things we couldn't make happen again even if we tried...

If you leave before I do, I will miss you bad...

If people see me sitting alone and they ask if someone else is sitting there...

My answer will always be yes...

She's right here...

Hugs...

Love,

Mom

 

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A Lonely Journey

Sparrow!! 
My little friend! That was so heartbreakingly beautiful! Wow. Incredible write. 
My heart broke with yours, a sign of wonderful writing. 
Great job! 
How are you? I've missed you. 

TTYS, 

Matthew. 
 

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Lyndy Bolyn

Little Sparrow - your words are very touching, and my heart is with you.

Lyn

XX

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Greg Etsell

this the greatest poem you have ever wrote
a  masterpiece

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Awww....I love this sis!  It is so hard to see someone we love leave this world and leave us behind to grieve.  I lost my best friend in the world two years ago, and I cannot stop feeling him and wishing he would call me.  He was so young to die.  I can imagine it would be so devastating to lose a child before I die...It just seems unfair.  I hope you do not face that.  Hold hope.  God is in control.  Your poem is so beautiful...I had to pin it....I feel your worry and sadness.  I am sorry.  I will pray for your daughter.  Love n Hugs, xo   

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sparrowsong

Hello Matthew...

That's a very loaded question my friend...

Thank you very much for your kind comment and support!

Hugs...

sparrowsong

 

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sparrowsong

Hello Lyn...

Thank you very for for your very sweet and generous comment and support!

Hugs...

sparrowsong

 

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sparrowsong

Hello Greg...

This is my greatest poem ever?

Wow!

​​​​​​I've been here since 2014, now I feel happy and sad at the same time...

Thank you for your comment and support!

😬

Hugs...

sparrowsong

 

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sparrowsong

Hello Sis Cherie...

I hope you never have to hear this, the Statistics blew me away indeed...

I remember about your friend again, I'm very sorry...

Please keep my Daughter in your prayers...

Her name is Erin...

Thank you for your sweet comment, support and prayers!

Hugs...

sparrowsong

 

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GREG TUCKER

My dad just died last month, so this poem speaks to me. I miss him

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