Read Poem: Carpe Diem, by Todd G. Sorrell

I saw you in my bedroom, when I was just a boy
You’d come at night
Turn out the light
Call me your pride and joy

Your visits never lasted long, you were a busy guy
My days were full
I went to school
I’d see you passing by

We’d sometimes get together, and stop to shoot the breeze
But it grew rare
Good times to share
Were few and far between

I’m looking back at what we had
And what it could’ve been
Who knew one day we’d stop and say
I wish you were my friend
If we try before I die
We might at least pretend
That there is love between us
Let’s seize the day again

I heard you moved to Vegas, and found yourself a wife
It made me glad
To hear you had
A promising new life

Our phone calls were important, once or twice a year
They made it feel
Like you were real
Before you’d disappear

You said that you would visit, and spend some decent time
But times were tough
And sure enough
We fell into the grind

I’m looking back at what we had
And what it could’ve been
Who knew one day we’d stop and say
I wish you were my friend
If we try before I die
We might at least pretend
That there is love between us
Let’s seize the day again

When I finally saw you, old and frail and gray
Your fading spark
It touched my heart
That time had slipped away

I didn’t come to hurt you, or saddle you with grief
The blame we spilt
And all that guilt
Made life seem really brief

I came to hold your hand Dad, before I let you go
You’ve always meant a lot to me, I just want you to know

I’m looking back at what we had
And what it could’ve been
Who knew one day we’d stop and say
I know you were my friend
If we try before I die
We might let our hearts mend
Cuz there is love between us
Let’s seize the day again

Author: poetryfest

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