If I should glimpse heaven before you

If I should glimpse heaven before you

A 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;

just missed.

 

And that shall be enough for me.

© 2012 Jeremy Baker


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Jeremy can write. He is one of my favourite poets, simply because he gets it right.This poem is a professional, gifted piece of literature. For example,( I could find loads,)the first line of the second verse - every word fits, the punctuation and use of tenses perfect. And not only that, the content thoughtful and deep, but never trite or sentimental, but wry and modest.A really good poem.



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A strong wistful write. I felt the emotion thoughout. A kind of resignation in the words of the inevitable path that sooner or later we all shall reach. Good work!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Oh the power of personal poetry! Reads like a virtuous family heirloom. Thanks.

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Wow, this is an amazing poem.

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Wow! Brilliant poem! I loved it and how you expressed your thoughts! The flow is amazing! Keep writing!
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Posted 7 Years Ago


You have a unique style that is all your own. This is my first reading of your work and I am in awe. Very well formatted with a superb flow. Write on.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jeremy can write. He is one of my favourite poets, simply because he gets it right.This poem is a professional, gifted piece of literature. For example,( I could find loads,)the first line of the second verse - every word fits, the punctuation and use of tenses perfect. And not only that, the content thoughtful and deep, but never trite or sentimental, but wry and modest.A really good poem.



Posted 7 Years Ago


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Magniff...like the sweetness of this.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Heart touch words that was written beautifully!

Posted 7 Years Ago


I have no corrections to make to this poem which is a surprising first. And I would not say because it is best (although I am sure it is close), but because it is complete and nothing should be added or subtracted. Good Job.

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beautiful!

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Jeremy Baker
Jeremy Baker

Busselton, South West, Australia



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I'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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