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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Really wrenching love, and very true! If one is missed, that is all that is needed...for it means they have a place in our hearts, always - superb poem xoxo

Posted 7 Years Ago


that is more than great. i have really enjoyed reading it. it is soo deep in philosofy and religion so i cant comment so much on a topic thousands of books have been written about it, i will just say how much i admire it...great work, thank you for sharing

Posted 7 Years Ago


wow... this makes me smile because I really love how talented you are with your words! I also agree with Lily Mae about these words:
"I shall not die, nor ever be forgotten;

just missed."

Powerful and gives this poem strength!! Wonderful poem.. =)
Amazing job!


Posted 7 Years Ago


"I shall not die, nor ever be forgotten;
just missed." Perfect and powerful words.. the rest has me speechless.. excellent write on a raw emotion..xo

Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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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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