Life Is Too Short

Thanks to everyone who has prayed and offered love and support to our family with the recent passing of my father, Forrest L. Hall, Sr.  He wrote this poem and I wanted to post it here for all to read.  I hope it’s a blessing.

Life Is Too Short

 by Forrest L. Hall, Sr.

 

If I knew it would be the last time I’d see you fall asleep,

I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep.

 

If I knew it would be the last time I’d see you walk out the door,

I’d give you a hug and kiss and call you back for more.

 

If I knew it would be the last time that I’d hear your voice in praise,

I would record it and play it back every minute of every day.

 

If I knew it would be that last time I’d be there to share your day,

Well, I’m sure you’ll have many more, so I can let just one slip away.

 

For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight,

And we will always get a second chance to make everything right.

 

There’s always another day to say “I love you,”

And certainly another chance to say, “Anything I can do?”

 

But just in case I may be wrong and today is all I get,

I’d like to say, “I love you,” and I hope we never forget,

 

Tomorrow is not promised to young or old alike,

And today may be the last chance to hold your loved one tight.

 

So if you are waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today,

For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day

 

That you didn’t take the extra time to give a hug or kiss,

And were too busy to grant someone their last and final wish.

 

So hold your loved ones close, and whisper in their ear,

That you love them very much and will always hold them dear.

 

Take time to say, “I’m sorry,” “please forgive me,” or “It’s okay,”

And if tomorrow never comes you’ll have no regrets about today.

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