Just One More Day

I knew you were tired

I knew you were sick

But still what I’d give

For just one more day.

Cancer sucks.

For just one more day

To see your sweet smile,

Your face …

To hear you giggle,

Or whole heartedly laugh.

That laugh.

For just one more day

To hold your hand,

To have our conversations

About everything,

Or nothing at all.

Those memories.

For just one more day

A ride in the car

Listen to Stern

Laugh … just laugh …

And no longer cry.

For just one more day

To take away the sickness

For you to be healthy

And happy … like the

Good old days.

Memories for a lifetime.

For just one more day

And then another …

… and another

I’m selfish, you see

I wasn’t ready

To let you leave.

I need you.

I had to be strong

For you

My kids

My husband … Myself.

I wasn’t ready.

I told you it was okay.

For just one more day

I want you to be strong

Full of life … love

Most of all … compassion

Just one more day.

For just one more day, Mommy

I wasn’t ready,

but I knew you were.

I’m sorry I lied.

Bad liar.

I lied to my mother,

but I’m sure she knew

I lied, then I watched

As I saw her wings …

They grew.

For just one more day

To make sure

You knew

How very much

We all loved you.

I know you knew.

Just an excuse …

I’m selfish.

I’d give anything …

For just one more day.

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