If Only I Knew

 

 

If only I knew that our time would be so brief
Spoiled you rotten I would have done

If only I knew that would be our last phone call
Just to listen to you speak, Held on longer I would have done

If only I knew that would be your last text
Kept it in my inbox I would have done

If only I knew it was the last time I was seeing you
Called you back and hugged you tight I would have done

If only I knew it was the last time I would see you smile
Stood longer and watch you smile I would have done

If only I knew that I was seeing your face for the last time
Memorize all its features I would have done

If only I knew that God would take you away so soon
Spend all my time with you I would have done

There are a lot of things I would have done differently
If only I had known
 
© Sennette Gaoses
"I wrote this poem when I started thinking about the things regarding my sister MG that I took for granted. I thought that she'd always be around so there were all these things that I thought I would always have. I thought she'd always text me, or smile at me, or call me. I thought I would have her in my life forever. Alas, God had a different plan for us. I just wish I knew that I would have her for so little a time for she was only 20."
 
 
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Comments (2)

  1. imlostinwonderland

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I can’t find the words to make things easier but I just wanted to say that this is so tragically beautiful. I’m sure shes very proud of you, don’t regret what you cant change. Just remember the good times and how amazing she was. Here if you need me.

    April 24, 2014
  2. charlesholland

    The poem is simply sentimental, knowing that letting you go is the hardest thing to do when I had no idea I was seeing you last time. Use superiorpapers login page to download such new essays and poems for fun.

    December 22, 2016