One More Moment

One more day,

Is my request,

To laugh and talk and cry

At life and all its wonders,

Discussed

By you and I.

 

One more hour,

I would accept,

If life could happen twice,

To share a cup of tea or three,

Some biscuits

And advice.

 

One more minute,

I would take,

To hug and hold you tight

Knowing that, inevitably,

You’d be too soon gone,

Travelling through the night.

 

One more second,

For a smile

To light your lovely face.

Just one more,

Then I’d let you go

Back to your life of grace.

 

But every day in mind

You are

Just a thought away,

Remembered always,

Lovingly,

From birth until all days.