Say It Now Week "Appreciation"

By: Mike Lynch
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

One of the very great sadness’s associated with the sudden death of a family member or close friend can, for the bereaved, be the lingering anguish and heartache associated with their not having told that person how much they were loved.

All too often, amid the hustle and bustle of the busy lives we lead, we don’t allow ourselves sufficient time to stop and smell the roses and to truly appreciate life’s many blessings.

Someone once said: “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”; It was that truism that inspired this poem read recently at a funeral.

Appreciation

If with pleasure you are viewing

any work a man is doing

You know him and you like him

tell him so.

Don’t withhold appreciation

till the parson makes oration

and he lies with snow white lilies

on his brow.

For no matter how you shout it

he won’t really care about it

He won’t know how many tears

that you have shed.

So if you feel the credit’s due him

Now’s the time to tell it to him

For he cannot read his tombstone

when he’s dead.

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