I WONDER IF I WILL HAVE THE TIME?

I want to grow old with you.

We’ll wrinkle together. And grey.
Lose our glasses, our vision, our hearing, our memory, our friends.

Look back at days past. With much fondness and some regret.
And to the future ahead. With wonder and hesitation.

I will accompany you to the park. And for your physical.
Be there with you. At church. And the grand-childrens’ weddings. And funerals.

I want to offer a feeble trembling hand to your faltering gait.
Wipe away that last bit of food from your lips. And your tears.

I want to help you bake. Find missing recipes. And then burn the cake.
Because we forgot and didn’t hear the timer ring.

Unravel the ball of wool while you patiently knit.
Hot tea at hand, rocking in your chair.

I want you to make my eyes light up through the haze.
Make a smile play upon my wizened face.
At the too-tight sweater you couldn’t get right.

I want to whisper in your ear. Turn on the TV loud.
And cackle together at a joke we didn’t understand.
I want to fall asleep on the couch. And cover your toes as you sleep.

There’s so much I want to do with you, I wonder if I’ll have the time.

If not, no matter.
I’ll be waiting with St Peter by the Pearly Gates.
So we don’t miss out on even a moment more together.

 

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  1. This is so perfect, I love it, I hope I will have time to find someone to love like that… I keep trying but… no luck. Much peace and love to you. I love your writing, you are so very talented. Michelle

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  2. This is so beautiful, and touched me so deeply I’m in tears. There is a quality or tone in your writing, as though I can actually hear your voice–you sound so calm and peaceful; and it makes me wonder if you sound like Ravi Zacharias–do you know of him? God bless you.

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  3. dis is a true love with soul.have u seen hollywood movie”a notebook”?ur poem has as emotions like dt movie.
    janm janm ka saath he nibhaane ko ;sau sau baar humne janm liye…….

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