YOU'LL NEVER BE OLDER THAN YESTERDAY

YOU'LL NEVER BE OLDER THAN YESTERDAY

A Poem by forrestcook
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Grieving

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I have many friends who have had to
face the death of a child, husband, mother,
and father...My own mother died in 2001,
my birth father died in 2002, and the father
of my children died a couple of years ago.
I know that death is only the beginning
of eternity...but there is still a sense of loss
that takes time to recover from. This
is dedicated to all who mourn.




You’ll never be older than yesterday;
that’s when you returned back home;
leaving me here to cry bitter tears,
leaving me here all alone.



You’ll never again face life’s sorrow,
you’ll not face the meaning of pain,
but you left me here to wonder,
“Will I ever be with you again?”




I gaze at all of your pictures,
the ones that hang silent in place;
and I cry when I see you smiling,
for I miss your beautiful face.




I try to make sense of what happened,
Did God need you more than I do?
I wish I could just have one moment,
to tell you again “I love you.”




But moments together are memories,
and those memories haunt my days,
so for now I’ll just try to hang on,
as I kneel by your graveside and pray.


© Forrest Phelps-Cook


To learn more about the
meaning of life and where
we go when we die, visit
www.mormon.org

© 2010 forrestcook


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Married to Jackie Leon Cook. I am originally from Arizona, although I grew up as an "Air Force brat". I have five grown children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I met my husband on the.. more..

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