Gift of a heart

by Katie   Sep 1, 2007

I guess I thought you'd be here forever,
That we'd have all the time in the world,
To laugh together and cry together,
And just be a part of each other.

But I got it wrong and now you're gone,
How am I supposed to live without you?
My strength, my trust, my everything,
The other half that makes me whole.

Never again will I see your smile,
That touches your eyes and lights your face,
Or feel your hand holding mine tight,
Or feel your heartbeat beating within.

I won't be able to watch you sleep,
To hear the gentle rasp of your breath,
Or feel your warmth lying next to me,
That feeling of safety only you could give.

But if I had the chance for you to live,
Your heart beat again, inside another,
Would I grasp it with both hands,
And let them have a part of you forever?

To let someone live when you could not?
To let someone breathe all on their own?
To let someone feel like never before?
Even though you would be lost to me?

If it meant that somehow you would live on,
That something of you could blossom in them,
To give them some of your compassion and love,
How could I turn and walk away?

One of the hardest choices I'd ever make,
I cannot answer now and hope I never shall.
But how could I deny someone the chance
Of spending a little time with your heart?

Paul, you are so wonderful to me,
And I love you with all that I am,
I hope that that day never comes,
But I would give anything for you to live on.


Do you all carry donor cards ?? Do you know yor partners wishes? If the answer is no, it might be worth finding out, because it could save someones life.


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  • 10 years ago

    by TAYLOR

    Nice poem :)

  • 11 years ago

    by Lisa

    Amazing poetry!
    keep it up.

  • 11 years ago

    by C Cattaway

    You know him well enough to know what he'd want, but you love him too much to imagine how your life would ever be without him.. Could you make his decisions, and then move on without him..? You wouldn't be without him.. it would simply be life AFTER him.. but he's in your heart, and your sould, so he will always be with you, even after he's gone.. Love is stronger than life! xx