When He Is Gone

When he is gone

There will be sorrow

And regrets.

When he is gone

There will be questions

Without answers.

When he is gone

There will be chances no more

And opportunity gone.

When he is gone

The stories

Will go with him.

When he is gone

The laughter he has

Goes with him.

When he is gone

You cannot

Go to him.

When he is gone

It won’t matter

That you meant to.

When he is gone

Only the memories

You took time to make

Will remain.

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43 thoughts on “When He Is Gone

  1. reocochran says:

    I hope this is not a special loved one who is sick or dying, Colleen. It already has been a tough year for your family. (hugs)
    In any case, this is a living tribute to someone with many multiple gifts you listed here:
    Stories, Laughter and Memories. β™‘

  2. Ergo, and a lesson herein, create the time!

  3. Such a great series! I had to read them both before commenting. They are beautiful together.

  4. murph says:

    πŸ’” this makes me sad……

  5. Paul says:

    Sad but true.

  6. Poignant words ❀️❀️

  7. Father, 92, lives with me. Reminds to appreciate him more and of how empty it will be when he passes.

  8. Val Boyko says:

    Touching words and wonderful lesson Colleen.
    So we appreciate them now …. and make more memories to stay with us when they are gone. πŸ’›

  9. The last three lines are very poignant and so true! Take the time now to make those memories because one day he will be gone. Wonderful, Colleen!

  10. April says:

    Live today–that’s my new motto πŸ˜‰

  11. Very poignant and well said. ❀

  12. russtowne says:

    And may those memories be loving ones.

  13. Beautifully written, only when gone some regret what if, I wish, I shldnt have. I guess we learn from gone that when it is there, less bad be done and best good be imparted and shared. Lest we know, the next moment we wonder if only I had, or hadent

  14. Heart felt, Colleen. Too late again.

  15. niaaeryn says:

    Sensing a pattern. :hugs: it is hard. Well spoken and written. :hugs: again just because.

  16. You are so right Colleen and we need to do something, before it is too late.

  17. So true, be there now and say what you have to say live now

  18. Debra says:

    Those of us who “get this” really do, and those who don’t, just don’t seem to know what they’re missing. This is so meaningful and important, Colleen.

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