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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 just one more. 

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would  tape each word and action,
and play them back throughout my days

If I knew it would be the last time,
I would spare an extra minute or two,
to stop and say "I love you," 
instead of assuming  you know I do. 

So just in case tomorrow never comes,
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.

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, 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
about today.

©Norma Cornett Marek - 1989

~~Norma Marek's website~

Norma Marek has a published book
 of her poems, which can be purchased
 at the following url



This poem is in honor of all the fathers
 past or present who have had a lasting imprint
 on each of our lives, whether you be a
 son or a daughter.

If you happen to be blessed and still have
your father in your life, I hope that through
this poem and through this site you
come to appreciate all the wealth that
you have in your life!

Lastly, for all those who have severed ties
with their father because of petty
differences, I hope you come to realize all you
are missing and find a way to bring back
peace and harmony in to your relationship!



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