Debbie Ward Casey

Rookie (12/16/1966 / Georgia)

If You Had Known - Poem by Debbie Ward Casey

Can you look into my eyes?
Can you hear my voice?
Can you feel my heart beating?

Do you see my tears of anguish?
Do you hear me crying out in despair?
Do you feel my heart breaking?

I long to see you gently wipe away my tears...
I long to say 'I love you' softly in your ear...
I long to feel your heart beating next to mine...

I wish I could see your beautiful eyes,
I wish I could hear your comforting voice,
I wish I could feel your heart beating strong.

Why did you hide your tears?
Why did you still your voice?
Why did you stop your heart?

I would have wiped away your tears,
I would have listened to your fears,
I would have tried to mend your broken heart.

If you could see my tears of anguish,
If you could hear my cries of despair,
If you could feel the pain deep in my heart.

If you had know when you chose to take your life, you'd take mine too...
Would you still be with me today?

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  • (9/23/2005 5:28:00 PM)


    Suicide is such a horrible experience for the family members to deal with. I think the things that go unanswered have to be the worst torture of all. I am sorry for your loss Debbie. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 26, 2008


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