What If?
  What If? What if you still were with us today? What if you’d never been taken away? I try to envision how life would have been Without the deep longing that smolders within What if your life had not been cut short? What if you'd won the battle you fought? You'd be all grown up – now ten years old With big brown eyes, and beauty untold What if fate had not been so cruel? You’d be busy preparing for fifth grade at school You'd be singing and dancing in school plays and such You'd be bright and successful in all that you touch What if your mother had not had to face A life filled with sadness I cannot erase? I see the grief and I hear her cries And I'm helpless to dry the tears in her eyes What if scientists had found a cure And ended the suffering you had to endure? If your hold on life had remained unshaken How different the roads that our lives would have taken But what ifs do not last for long The truth emerges ever strong Six years ago we said our goodbyes Now coloured balloons take our love to the skies No matter how the years go by We’ll never allow your memory to die In our hearts and our souls you will always remain Until one day we meet again Written August 2013 (See A Poem About Loss,  Death Anniversary Poems and Death of a Grandchild)   ...
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