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One More Time

10.30.18 Posted in today's words by

Jeanette Cheezum’s most recent poem to appear here was “Unforgettable” (September 2018).

One More Time
By Jeanette Cheezum

An angel leaned over my shoulder
and whispered in my ear,
“You know it was time,” she said.

I shed many tears. Wanted one more
day, to say what needed to be said.
Make sure she loved, and was still
proud of me. I’d forgive her for all
she hadn’t done.

Her hand is cold, not the same I’d held
as a child. Her eyes were closed, which
told me to be quiet. I just wanted one
more day to  tell her how much I cared.

I backed away on weak legs. A heavy
heart and a prayer that she went easy.

The organ played and I took my place.
Only to wish for one more time.

2 Responses to “One More Time”

  1. Sandy Patton says:

    Jeanette, as always, your poetry touches those parts of my heart that share the same emotions. This is so heartbreaking because of the things that we sometimes feel we didn’t get a chance to say. This, my friend, is simply beautiful.

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