If I should glimpse heaven before youA Poem by Jeremy Baker
If I should glimpse heaven before you,
know that I am not more worthy
nor more sinless,
just more weary and more glad.
Know this too: I lived, loved and was loved,
and that has been enough.
In your memories, in photos,
in quiet whispered words,
I shall live on: eternally now.
My son’s grin, his gestures,
his laughter and his eyes,
shall shout my existence
long after I am cold and gone,
to those for whom heaven
is still over the far horizon.
I shall not die, nor ever be forgotten;
And that shall be enough for me.
© 2012 Jeremy Baker
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Last Updated on May 14, 2012
Busselton, South West, Australia
AboutI'm a former English & Literature teacher who has always enjoyed the magic, power and simple romance of words well written. My favourite writers include Pablo Neruda, Liam O'Flaherty, Anthony Eaton.. more..
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