couldn't i have


Couldn’t i have had another chance

A break

From life

And with you


Couldn't i have

Given up already

My limp body

Sagging on the 

Hospital bed

Like yours


Couldn't i have

Been there

When i wasn't


Couldn't i have

Saved you

From dying

Even when it was out of my control?


Couldn't i have

Had that conversation

Said that apology

Gave that hug

bid goodbye?


Couldn't i have

Gotten to know you more

Even with my six year old self

Not knowing

You were dead?


Couldn't you have

Spent more time with me?


You loved me, didnt you?

Because I love you

And i couldn't have 


Any more time with you

It was out of my control



If i ever do see you again, 


Beloved father, 

Possibly in heaven, 

I hope to god not in hell

Maybe as a spirit on this earth

Or wherever dead people go,


I will tell you

I love you




Don't leave me


  • Author: Sitara Allaire (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 12th, 2024 06:38
  • Comment from author about the poem: this poem is one of many of going through my grieving process over my dad. It has only started recently, as it was numbed out for a while. hope you like it
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Tony36

    Love it

    • mixxedchixs

      Thank you

      • Tony36

        You're welcome

      • O. Ella

        This is more than beautiful, may his soul rest in perfect peace

        • mixxedchixs

          Thank you, O. I appreciate it.

        • Tom Dylan

          Such a moving poem, really powerful.

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