Chris G. Vaillancourt

Silver Star - 3,046 Points (April 5,1959-june 2016 / Canada)

A Year Or So From Now - Poem by Chris G. Vaillancourt

A year or so from now,
when you hear thunder in the sky,
pretend it is me talking to you.

Think of me, from time to time.
Remember me, remember me.
When a song plays that was
one of my favourites, sing along
with it for me. Sing loud and clear.
I'll be with you. I'll be with you.

Do not grieve for long. Instead,
play again those funny moments
when life was long and years
of sharing stretched ahead.
Hear the humour we shared,
and smile again at old jokes.

A year or so from now,
when you are looking at pictures,
see again how happy we were.

These are what matter, I think.
The joyful seconds that make
the mundane easy to bear.
Those scattered, silly
laughing things that stay
eternally present in the mind.

We are only hands that clap
in harmony for a limited time.
Touches of spaces that are
full of vigour, than are empty.
Hesitant to leave what we
know, knowing it must be so.

A year or so from now,
remember me. Remember me.

Topic(s) of this poem: cancer, sad

Comments about A Year Or So From Now by Chris G. Vaillancourt

  • Paul Sebastian (9/5/2015 2:25:00 AM)

    You have painted a picture of what that really last, in memory what that matter we want to hold. Tomorrow has its own doing but today has moments we want to live and treasure.
    A beautiful write, Chris.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 4, 2015

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