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Compartment 114
Counting Time

Counting Time

A Poem by A.Lee

for my beautiful little boy...


One thousand nine hundred forty-nine minutes

Since the moment you left my side

I’ve counted a hundred different ways

And still the pain will not subside


It seems that years and years have passed

And like time hasn’t moved at all

Like I could open up my eyes

To see you running down the hall


Your smiling face, your arms outstretched

And I’d feel that excited rush

As you ask for just one more

“Hug, kiss, cheek, and nose, and touch”


One thousand nine hundred fifty eight minutes

And I could count a million more

Still I’d feel your child-like love

Just like I always did before


And every morning I wake up

Mommy fights the tears again

As I remember that you’re not here

And I try so hard to hold them in


I never got to say good-bye

And it just still seems so unreal

For you to disappear that way

And leave us here alone to feel


One thousand nine hundred sixty-six minutes

Since the moment you left my side

And all I can say is “Baby, I love you.

And I wish you had not died.”

© 2011 A.Lee

Author's Note

For our (me and Daniel Gardner) beautiful little boy. He lost the fight against brain cancer February 2nd at 2:45am.

Seth, we love you soo much. Poems will never do you any sort of justice...

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Added on February 3, 2011
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Monroe, GA

I am lots of things, but here you'd identify most with the writer and avid reader. I have three beautiful children. The oldest boy, Seth, passed last year after fighting a long battle with cancer. .. more..

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