Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Remember the day I borrowed your brand
new car and I dented it?
I thought you'd kill me, but you didn't.
And remember the time I dragged you to the
beach and you said it would rain, and it did?
I thought you'd say, "I told you so." But you didn't.
Do you remember the time I flirted with all the
guys to make you jealous, and you were?
I thought you'd leave me, but you didn't.
Do you remember the time I spilled strawberry
pie all over your car rug?
I thought you'd hit me, but you didn't.
And remember the time I forgot to tell you the
dance was formal and you showed up in Jeans?
I thought you'd drop me, but you didn't.
Yes, there were lots of things you didn't do.
But you put up with me, and you loved me,
and you protected me.
There were lots of things I wanted to make up to
you when you returned from Vietnam.
But you didn't.

Remember, today is the only day we ever have.


Anonymous said...

This is very touching. Made a lump form in my throat. Pris

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by, Pris. Hope you are well. I think this poem means more to us than our kids, because we lived through these days.

Jo said...

At the end of the poem I heard a voice saying, "Oh, God..." and I realized it was me.

We all thought that war would be the last one, didn't we?

Jo said...

I have to tell you, also, that you have absolutely the best avatar in the blogosphere. :-)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OH Linda I came by to say hello and found this touching and brought back a wave of memories for my friends that never came back home. Thanks for remembering them and others.
Your a sweetie and hope your doing well

Opus #6 said...

Aww, this is sad. And it bears remembering. Thanks for posting it.

Z said...

what to say after that?