I DIDN'T KNOW

I DIDN'T KNOW

A Poem by forrestcook
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Grieving and loss

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I DIDN’T KNOW
 


A very good friend called me today
to let me know that her husband had
died suddenly. He had been sitting in
his chair while she was outside and they
found him slumped over. I could tell
by talking to her that she was still in
shock and disbelief. This if for Judy...
I am so sorry....and I'm here for you.'




I didn’t know you would leave me today
and I’m sure it was not what you planned.
Did I tell you I loved you this morning,
when I reached out to touch your hand?

I didn’t know I would feel so alone
and scared, though I still haven’t cried.
I wonder how long it will take to feel
the absence of you by my side.

I didn’t know life would keep passing by
as though you’d not mattered at all;
doesn’t anyone hear me when I speak
can’t they hear my sad mourning call?

I didn’t know friends would just turn away
and keep talking ‘bout everyday things,
while I sit here wondering if maybe someday
I will take off my gold wedding ring.

I didn’t know you would leave me today
I don’t think that God understands,
I wanted to tell you I loved you once more
while we walked holding each other’s hand.

© Forrest Phelps-Cook


© 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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