Thursday, March 12, 2009

Poem to My Mother

While I was going through some of my dad's papers looking for material for the book I am writing about him, I came across a poem he had written to my mom. When she was killed in a car accident in 1989, he had been working on some things for their 50th wedding anniversary. It was two years away, but he was already in the planning stage. He had written this poem to read at their party.

If I Had My Life to Live Over

If I had my life to live over
I'd do the same things again.
I'd still want to roam near the place we called home
where my happiness never would end.
I'd meet you when school days were over and
walk thru the lanes that we knew.
If I had my life to live over
I'd still fall in love with you.


Mrs. Wryly said...

Ohhhhh..... Your mom was so lucky! You, too, to be raised by parents who felt that way about each other.....

Thanks for sharing, although it makes we want to watch a romantic movie and cry my eyes out.

gma12 said...

How beautiful a poem your dad wrote and how eloquent it was! You had some wonderful parents. I believe your writing becomes better each time you compose something. I've missed a lot by being away from all of you for way too long.