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If i had only one day to live

Oh what a dreadful day would it be,
to know that i had only one day to live.
What will i do? i think,
just one day to say and do,
just one day to ask and forgive.

Would i go to the ones i hurt..?
for love and forgiveness.
It would lighten my burden to death,
as going to hell is not my business.

Or would i be with the ones i love...?
to gather all their love in my heart.
Yes! i'll gather all the memories,
but wait.....won't it be difficult for me to depart?

Will i spend time in helping the needy...?
as my whole life i wanted to,
and to give them all that i can,
at least to listen a last "thankyou"

Will i dance in the rain for the last time?
will i swing just for the last time?
will i dance on my favorite song at least once?
or will i eat my favorite chocolate the last time?
Will i meet my friends who made my world a better place?
or meet my lovely teachers who gave my career a fine base?
Will i sleep on my mothers lap for the last time?
or fight with my sister for all that was mine?
Will i fight with my dad for a ride on his bike?
or would i eat all that i like?
Will i cuddle with my puppy for last time sake
or meet my collegues to have all the fun we used to  make
Will i tell my husband how much i love him?
or tell him that my heart was governed by his whim.

(pause for a while)

No, instead i would pray,
pray to god yet for another day.
Dear lord spare my life a day more,
there are things that i still need to explore.

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  1. Date: 2/25/2011 6:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Walayee Whitlock's contest "If I Only Had 1 Day To Live". Long list of winners so glad to see your name among them Caroline. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 9:47:00 PM
    Great writing Caroline. Congratulations on winning in Walayee's contest with this entry.

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 9:27:00 AM
    Awesome job Caroline good to see your most worthy poem in the winner's circle. Congratulations on your poem's honored 11th place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 9:00:00 PM
    I think you are being most truthful in that last verse. We would all want a little more time. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 6:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on the well deserved win in the contest of walayee, Caroline

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 5:52:00 PM
    Congrats Caroline on your awesome win in Lay's contest with this super entry luv.. enjoy...

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 8:15:00 AM
    wonderfully said

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 8:09:00 AM
    isnlt life so sweet that we want another day?? superb write, caroline.. best of luck to you! :) nette

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 4:28:00 AM
    No I would pray instead , nice resolution. Good luck in the contest, Caroline