Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Blink of an Eye

Twenty-two years went by,
In the blink of an eye,
One moment, a newborn in my arms,
And the next, a young man, gone.

Why was it you that died and not me?
This is not how it’s supposed to be,
I would gladly take your place,
If we could change time’s face.

I gave you life so that you could live,
I gave you all that I could give,
Then you suddenly disappeared,
And somehow I am still here.

So many dreams we’ll never know
No more years to watch you grow,
Only memories for us to keep,
For a life that was far too brief.

1 comment:

strokeofliving said...

Awwww. Great poem and photo Claire Ann!

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