I Turned Around

Turning around I see you now
my little baby
my sweet little boy

I turn around
you're starting to walk
starting to talk
so full of joy
playing with toys

I turn around
you're starting school
so little too
way full of fun
my sweet little son

I turn around
you're now a teen
sometimes causing a scene
I know it won't last
my son's growing so fast

I turn around
my boy's now a man
with girls for your fans
making a life
maybe someday a wife

I turn around
it's all gone too fast
happiness has past
no saying goodbye
you weren't supposed to die

I turn around
only memories now
wish I could go back somehow
laugh, love and slow down
all those times...
I turned around


Today I will get up and put on my shoes
comb my hair, and brush my teeth too
These routine things seem oddly bizarre
As if I'm watching myself from afar.

Today I wake up and look deep inside
uncover the courage that's trying to hide
One step forward, it's ok if I cry
I know I must go on, I know I must try.

Today I am able to move thru the day
doing things I remember in a old familiar way
The raw pain is near, burning my heart
But I'm able to function, not falling apart.

Tomorrow and forever after, the pain will remain
some days it will be sparked by the sound of your name
But I will use our memories to carry me through
Recalling them often, recalling each anew.

As time passes from the day you were here

It only brings me closer to time in heaven we'll be near.

Love you Jeremy!

These poems dedicated to Jeremy Hutchison Pilgrim

© Denise Pilgrim

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