Meaningful Poem

Poem Encouraging Others To Make The Most Of Each Day

Everyone wants to be remembered when they leave this world. I wrote this because we only have today. Tomorrow we are not promised. I learned that the hard way when I lost my mom. I know if she could have, these are some of the things she would have said.

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Beautiful poem. It inspires me a lot with Einstein's words, "Try not to be a success but of value." It goes into my inner core and resonates a deep feeling in me, to live a purposeful life....

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Remember Me

© more by Kathy J Parenteau

Published: September 2013

If I were to leave this world today, I'd want to be remembered, it's true,
for going that extra mile just to show my love for you.
I'd want for you to be proud of me and know I always tried.
When you hurt, I did, too; your tears I also cried.
I'd want you to be compassionate to never turn away
from someone who might need a hug or encouragement one day.
I'd want you to know I'm sorry if I ever caused you pain.
I hope you learn from my mistakes and
forgive me just the same.
There are no second chances when God
says it's time to go.
We only have today to let our feelings show.
Remember this when you say your prayers and count your blessings tonight,
and treasure every precious moment God gives you in this life.



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  • Roxy by Roxy
  • 7 months ago

My hat goes off to you! I can relate as I lost my mom when I was 16 years old. Your poem's words hit my soul. Thank you.

  • Shivani Sharma by Shivani Sharma
  • 2 years ago

It is a very beautiful and inspiring poem that very much connected to me.

  • Ikid by Ikid, Accra
  • 2 years ago

Beautiful poem. It inspires me a lot with Einstein's words, "Try not to be a success but of value." It goes into my inner core and resonates a deep feeling in me, to live a purposeful life. God bless you!

  • Shirley Ludwig by Shirley Ludwig
  • 3 years ago

Beautiful poem. Exactly what I would like to express to my family.

  • Vanessa Grogan by Vanessa Grogan, Houston
  • 5 years ago

32 yr old Single mom of 2 amazing little girls, Paige 8 and Ava 4, my angel and saving grace. A domestic violence survivor, alone 500 hundred miles away from my life long home, all I'd ever known, scared and lost, trapped within my own weaknesses, fighting my own pride, full of guilt and shame. I walked away from my nightmare, pregnant with my 4 yr old in tow...with nothing more than the clothes on our backs, I went into hiding. Now in a domestic violence shelter I began to rebuild myself back up from the inside out. Blessed with some of the most amazing ppl that were nothing short of angels sent straight from above. I learned to face my demons, regain the once strong, independent woman I had lost throughout my nearly deadly experience. Lying in that place, now a mother of 2, basically homeless, I found a stronger faith, a peace and a forgiveness from somewhere within me deep. My words began to flow straight from my heart. My path began to open and I was now the mother my girls deserved. I don't deny my slips and falls along the way. But no matter what obstacles my babies and I face I'm not alone.

  • Kelly by Kelly, New Jersey
  • 6 years ago

This poem connects with me so much! I always feel that when I do something for the people I love, all I want in return is something better for them. When I fall in the future, I hope someone will be there for me, and when I'm gone I want all the goodness I gave to the world to keep flowing within the souls of the human race.
"This time you fall,
I will stand.
When I fall,
I only hope you'll stand."
- Kelly Romero

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