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

~~~



Comments
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. 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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