Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Top Shelf Of Your Closet


If the heart is the “home” to all of your fondest memories
I’ll settle for the top shelf in a bedroom closet
Just to be remembered; to know I touched your heart
On a day when, perhaps, my soul shined brightest

Perhaps, on some rainy day you’ll find nothing else to do
But take me down from that dusty shelf, and recall a time
When I made you laugh or cry, or...remember
A day when I helped you to feel “not alone”

Sometimes, when all the words are said
Maybe the only thing that matters is a smile, a gentle touch
Or even a pat on the back to let you know I care
That you delight me just by being you

One can never say “I love you” often enough
For we never know when it may be the last time we say it
So let me say “I love you” again this day
And pray I live to say it again on the morrow

And when I leave this world, and am no more
May the legacy of the love I offered, and voiced
Rest gently in some back room in your heart
To be taken out, and cherished, on some dark and rainy day


  1. honest opinion? melancholy and not your best.

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  3. Thanks, Jerry. I'm feeling a bit melancholy today.

    1. that is a (bad!) sign of old age! Just Stop It!

  4. Ahhhh, the hell with Jerry! Just a full of s**t liberal if there ever was one! Just kidding here Jerry. I was following along each stanza thinking, how beautiful. Then Jerry came along. The old turd in the punchbowl. Gotta go before Jerry lites into me

  5. Thanks, Ken...I thought it was pretty good too.