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.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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g o r g e o u s

Posted 7 Years Ago

good thoughts to echo...

Posted 7 Years Ago

I saw your last name and had to look! So glad I did, such a wealth of affection in these lines. Missed - a heart wrenching emotion.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Strong wording, I really like this poem....

"I shall not die, nor ever be forgotten;

just missed."

I love those lines.

Such a powerful meaning of this poem, very well done my friend!

~A Risen Heroine~

Posted 7 Years Ago

I really like this reflective poem. It's full of promise which is enough for us all. Well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago

nice writing, powerful meaning, just a gem Jeremy...

Posted 7 Years Ago

this is really nice. it gives the reader a sense that the dying arent so scared of death. might really help to comfort families at a funeral or something of that nature too

Posted 7 Years Ago

the lofty antiquated tone mixes well with the pathos of goodbye

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Jeremy Baker
Jeremy Baker

Busselton, South West, Australia

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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