This morning, as I was sweeping the floor, one of those terrible thoughts crept up on me.
You know the ones – about how awful it would be to lose a loved one, or die yourself and leave your loved ones behind? We all have them, just like we all probably have the same daydreams about what we’d do if we won a few million dollars. But mostly, we try to quickly push those scary thoughts aside because it’s terrifying to imagine.
This morning, though, I thought about what I’d want my girls to know if I was suddenly taken away from them. And the answer came to me in a poem. (Yikes) Or at least, a bunch of phrases that rhyme. Kind of.
So, I stopped what I was doing and wrote it down.
I don’t normally write poems, (for good reason) but since it’s such a rare occurrence, I thought I’d share it here.
If I Must Leave You
If I must leave you before our time is through,
know that you will miss me, and I will miss you.
Life will seem long and you’ll wonder where I am.
But for me, it will pass quickly, and I’ll again hold your hand.
Until then, I am near you, every time you may need me.
I hope you will feel me, even if you can’t see me.
Where I am, there is no shame– no reason to hide.
There is nothing that would keep me from being by your side.
We are what we are – and what we are is love,
each a small piece of the great body above.
- K.L. Mills
Am I the only one who’s had their thoughts start rhyming spontaneously? I hope you all had a great weekend!