Tracey Tucker

Rookie (June 1 / Spanish Town, Jamaica)

If Only I Could - Poem by Tracey Tucker

In Loving Memory of Venetta Powell
Nov 4,1963 – April 10,2007

If only I could
I would freeze the last day
Your last word that was said
I would freeze the last moment we spent together
So you would be here with us instead.

If only I could
I would have stopped your pain
Put back that wonderful smile on your face
That beautiful soothing voice
That always lit up the place

If only I could
Everyday would be April 10,2007
There would be no future, no tomorrow
If tomorrow means you’re not here with us
If tomorrow represents sorrow.

If only I could
There would be no reminiscing on precious memories
There would be no mourning, no tearful eyes
Joy and endless laughter would fill us instead
As we celebrate life, endless and abound as the skies

If only I could
I would understand that you’re not really gone
You’re in a safe place where your sorrow will end
No pain, no harm, you wait patiently for us
To join you so we can be together again.
If only I could

Comments about If Only I Could by Tracey Tucker

  • (10/2/2007 2:51:00 PM)

    This brought tears to my eyes. Very nice write, such emotion is put in this piece. Great! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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