Uriah Hamilton

Limited Heartbeats - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

When things slip away,
They might be gone to stay.
A child’s innocent affection
Is relegated to history
By the evolution of time
That brings her to the shore of adulthood.

On any given day
You don’t know what
You might have to leave behind.

Touch me this moment,
Your hand upon my chest,
These limited heartbeats
May disappear in a breath.

If you wake with me
Tomorrow morning,
Kiss my eyes;
We may not see each other
The following sunrise,
But I do love you right now.

Comments about Limited Heartbeats by Uriah Hamilton

  • (10/8/2005 9:47:00 AM)

    this is so beautiful... I love this reminder of how ephemeral life is. (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/3/2005 1:24:00 PM)

    On any given day
    You don’t know what
    You might have to leave behind.

    nostalgia and insight at its finest...well done
    (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: history, kiss, child, time, love, children

Poem Submitted: Friday, June 3, 2005

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]