Take Care


I cannot tell you to stop living

Quell the need for the things you do

Remind you of doctor’s orders

Take any of the joy you are due


You have always been a man of action

The last one to seek any rest

But time has taken the heavy toll

On the heart that beats in your chest


You are not ready to be any less

You are not ready to lay down and die

And although it is truly selfish

I am not ready to say goodbye


So, please, do take care of yourself

Not for you, but for those you hold dear

I don’t want to take anything from you

Nor have a day without you here


16 Responses to “Take Care”
  1. beth says:

    so sweet and caring –

  2. He did live life his way, right through to the end….

  3. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Very touching and beautiful verses Brad, quite a gem!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    beautiful poem; a fine line between living your own life but being there for others as well…

  5. Sometimes it seems like you are organizing my own thoughts.

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    Quite naturally, I’m curious who this is written about. It sounds like a dear friend.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is really a beautiful piece written out of love and concern for another. Really lovely Brad! I know people like this, that live a bit harder than they should and you can’t help but worry. Most of them don’t listen but it is a nice way to let them know we care about and love them. Sending love to you my friend, Jonikens

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