If I knew it would be the last
that I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in
and pray the Lord
your soul to
If I knew it would be the last time
I'd see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug
and call you back for
just one more.
knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted
up in praise,
I would tape each
and play them back
throughout my days.
If I knew it would be the last time,
would spare an extra minute or two,
to stop and say "I love
instead of assuming you know I
So just in case tomorrow
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you,
and I hope we never will 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.
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.
hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear, that you
love them very much, and 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
©Norma Cornett Marek - 1989
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