David Whalen

(5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

If Only For a Little Longer


Your children only hold your hand
For a little while
Before they push you away

But there’ll come a day
When they’ll likely say
“Hold my hand, don’t go away”

Hold my hand a little longer
“Please stay! ”
“please stay! ”

…”Please stay”…

Submitted: Saturday, May 04, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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