Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

I Should Not Dare To Leave My Friend - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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I should not dare to leave my friend,
Because—because if he should die
While I was gone—and I—too late—
Should reach the Heart that wanted me—

If I should disappoint the eyes
That hunted—hunted so—to see—
And could not bear to shut until
They "noticed" me—they noticed me—

If I should stab the patient faith
So sure I'd come—so sure I'd come—
It listening—listening—went to sleep—
Telling my tardy name—

My Heart would wish it broke before—
Since breaking then—since breaking then—
Were useless as next morning's sun—
Where midnight frosts—had lain!


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  • Silver Star - 7,657 Points Eric Ericson (1/19/2015 7:13:00 AM)

    Oh the anguish of watching a loved one die (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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