That Day

She once whispered to me
Of things which truly matter
Only once will I say this
She told me
It is then up to you
If you listen
Or ignore these words
If you see
Burden or a gift
For know
These words are not mine
They have been here
Always
Echoing through time
A beacon of hope
For all
Who would listen

The years passed
And somewhere along the way
I lost the words she said to me
That day
And now I find myself
In desperate need
Of her voice once again
And I realize, looking back
I didn't care enough
To see through her eyes
Was too afraid of the truth
Too distracted
By where I thought
I needed to be

And now
I would gladly
Tear down
All that I've built
Lay down
All I have known
To go back
To remember
Just a single word
She said to me
That day
So long ago

that day

101 comments

  1. Perfect.
    How easy it is with the nattering of flies feeding on plentiful BS roaring in your ears to forget those words of truth once softly spoken.

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  2. Quite beautiful – in my case the last words, the final emails deleted in grief-anger, letters lost, somehow – these I have in my mind stored but always in fear that I may wake up one day to find them gone. You have captured that. Thank you.
    Stef

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  3. An Awesome piece on life and what we value and what means the most in the end. Loved your last lines – “And now
    I would gladly
    Tear down
    All that I’ve built
    Lay down
    All I have known
    To go back
    To remember
    Just a single word
    She said to me
    That day
    So long ago

    It is sad, isn’t it that we don’t always realize the gems we hold in our hands and heart until they are gone??
    Bravo, River!! ✨✨✨👍😊

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