Thursday, December 2, 2004

Appreciation Of The Living

This poem is by an unknown poet. It deeply touched me. I am posting it here to share in hopes that someone will appreciate its sentiments like I did. It is also a tribute to a fellow J'er who lost her friend recently. I am glad she was there for her when she needed to be loved the most.  

 

The Time Is Now

If your are ever going to love me

Love me now, while I can know

The sweet and tender feelings

From which true affection flows

Love me now, while I am living

Do not wait until I am gone

And then it will be chiseled in marble

Sweet words on ice cold stone

If you have tender thoughts of me

Please tell me now

If you wait till I am sleeping

Never to awaken

There will be death between us

And I would not hear you then

So if you love me, even a little bit

Let me know while I am living

So I can treasure it

 

***Life is too short. Love much. Laugh often. Live well***

 

6 comments:

jibaro6543 said...

I have read that poem somwhere and love it everytime I read it...thanks for sharing it... I live in east Orlando....(christmas florida) ... Have a great day!!!
Ellie
http://journals.aol.com/jibaro6543/ELLIESCRAZYLIFE/

chatzeekay said...

This is  agreat poem whomever wroite it

alphawoman1 said...

Any one that mentions Ayn Rand has my attention.  I read the "two big ones" when I was in high school which was many many years ago.  I scored THE FOUNTAINHEAD in hard back at a book sale not too long ago, but have not re-read it yet. My best gal pal friend in the whole world lives in Florida and her husband retired about three years ago from the Army.....Look forward to getting to know you....now I'm gonna read!

alphawoman1 said...

Isn't it sad that we hold back telling someone how we feel because we think we'll be chastised, rebuked, laughed at?

barbpinion said...

This poem touched me deeply. So glad you shared it. I strolled through your journal and enjoyed what I read. Will definitely be back again. Thanks for visiting my journal. *Barb* http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK
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lindainspokane said...

what a wonderful poem...it is so true...thanks for sharing it with us...thank u also for visiting my journal...i am excited to read more of yours...have a nice weekend..

linda
http://journals.aol.com/lindainspokane/LifewithLinny