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If I Have To Live Like This....
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By J. Mollett
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If I Have To Live Like This,,, ,

 

If I have to live like this....

just let me die.

I'm ready to go home.

If I have to live like this....

     

    She looks at us.

 

If I have to live like this....

she spoke those words now and then,

lately it's been quite often.

If I have to live like this....

   

    She smiles, then weeps.

 

If  I have to live like this....

when I look into her eyes,  touch her face

she looks back at me, she starts weeping.

If I have to live like this....

    

    She knows we love her.

 

If I have to live like this....

even while talking,  even in slience, she'll start  weeping.

It hurts so much to hear those words,

none of us  wants to let go of  Mom.

If I have to live like this....

    

    She feels our love.

 

Author's Notes:

Mom has told us, she wants to go.

It may seem selfish,  we just want Mom

around longer.  We all know and have to

 face the facts,  Mom wants to go, she's ready.

Now, we have to let her know, "It's okay to let go." 

 

2006 (C) If I Have To Live Like This....

                 By Jean M Gutermuth


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Submitted: Saturday, June 24, 2006

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 28, 2006

About the Poet
I'm married. I am a grandmother. I love poetry, reading and writing it. Someone inspired me to start writing poetry again. That person is my Pastor.


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