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Don't get upset, just heed the words

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HettyMaud Mon 13-Apr-20 13:55:06

I saw this poem on the internet. Not particularly thinking of the coronavirus or anything like that. But, this poem is meaningful to me as I was never given the chance to tell someone close how much I loved them and I know from my experience that it is SO important to do so. My grief has lasted 40 years.

Are you loving enough? There is someonedear,
Someone you hold as the dearest of all
In the holiest shrine of yourheart.
Are you making it known? Is thetruthof it clear
To the one you love? Ifdeath's quick call
Should suddenly tear you apart,
Leaving no time for a longfarewell,
Would youfeelyou had nothing to tell---
Nothing you wished you had said before
The closing of thatdarkdoor?

Are you loving enough? The swift years fly---
Oh, faster and faster they hurryaway,
And each one carries its dead.
The good deed left for the by and by,
The word to be uttered another day,
Mayneverbe done or said.
Let the love word sound in the listening ear,
Nor wait to speak it above a bier.
Oh the time for telling your love is brief,
But long, long, long is the time forgrief.
Are you loving enough?

Poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox

farview Wed 15-Apr-20 17:21:47

I think that's beautiful..

Chestnut Wed 15-Apr-20 17:25:45

Very apt at this time, when we never know what will happen.

M0nica Thu 16-Apr-20 14:02:11

Personally, I find it...... Just say I do not like it.