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Just for today, I'll pretend

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Just for today, I'll pretend

I’ll Pretend

Just for today, today, I’m going to pretend.
I’m holding my child, as I did way back then.
When magic band aids and Momma kisses could cure all the ails
And that my child knew nothing of needles or pills.  
Today, I’ll rock you to sleep in my arms 
Kiss you goodnight and protect you from harms.  
Just for today, I’ll play a game of pretend
As we did together, way back when.
Tomorrow, I will cry, I’ll sob, I’ll rave.
As I always do when I visit your grave.  
But, just for today, today, I’m going to pretend
You are safe in my arms, as you were back then.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 11:35:00 PM
    So touching,,,and your pretend moments i believe are felt even though your lives are in different worlds right now,,,one day to be joined together again,,,God Bless

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 5:26:00 PM
    Hello W D Thomas this struck such a chord for me on so many levels and i actually am welled up... This whips me through so many people times and places... heartbreaking and yet beautiful in its honestly form and layout. your newest fan karen...

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 7:46:00 AM
    I loved this poem . I'm sorry for your loss, this poem truley came from the heart One could only imagine The pain of losing a child, my heart goes out to you.

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 4:43:00 PM
    A touching write W.D. I felt every word, my heart goes out to you, healing prayers accompany my wishes that you find consolation in a loving God, may he send you an angel to watch over you always vie

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 4:17:00 PM
    Great! Safer now, than before. "Dr. G"