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If I had known
Posted by: Matthew Fothergill (---.server.ntli.net)
Date: November 16, 2004 06:44PM

If I had known it would be the last time I would kiss you,
I would ahve taken the time to remember your kiss,
If I had know it would be the last time I would see your face,
I would have etched it on to my mind,
If I had known it was the last time I would hold you,
I would never have let go.

Any info possible would be greatly appreciated. I might have the wording slightly off but It's essentially all there.

Thank you.

Re: If I had known
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: November 16, 2004 07:48PM

Matthew, there are many versions of the poem you seek. I believe they are all variations of this one by Mary Davies.

If I Had Known
---Mary Carolyn Davies

IF I had known what trouble you were bearing;
What griefs were in the silence of your face;
I would have been more gentle, and more caring,
And tried to give you gladness for a space.
I would have brought more warmth into the place,
If I had known.

If I had known what thoughts despairing drew you;
(Why do we never try to understand?)
I would have lent a little friendship to you,
And slipped my hand within your hand,
And made your stay more pleasant in the land,
If I had known.


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