If I Had Known: Love's Memories

The Ticking of Time: The Inspiration for this Poem

Even though this is a love poem it was inspired by a time quote that I wrote as part of a collection of inspirational quotes for 2010. The quote read: If I had known, that one day you would be gone, I would have savored every moment I had with you. The line kept playing around in my head and the end result was this short sad love poem titled, "If I Had Known: Love's Memories." The poem speaks of lost love, regrets and the importance of valuing memories and time spent with those that we cherish. While it speaks of romantic love it can also be applied to love in general and for me it also applies to the loved ones lost through death. We never miss the water until our well runs dry. This year make sure you spend time with your loved ones and build memories that you can cherish.

Dandelion Photo by Fastily, Courtesy of Wikimedia: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dandelion1700ppx.jpg
Dandelion Photo by Fastily, Courtesy of Wikimedia: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dandelion1700ppx.jpg

If I Had Known: Love's Memories

(A Short Sad Love Poem by Injete Chesoni)

If I had known that one day you would be gone,

I would have savored every moment spent in your arms.

I would have treasured every second of time spent with you,

To remind me that once upon a time our love was true.

I would have frozen every moment when your eyes met mine,

I would have captured every caress, in the hourglass of time.

I would have stocked up on memories for that future day,

When you would be gone to shores far away.

But while we were together I was deceived,

That love was forever and not a passing breeze.

(From Short Sad Love Poems, Time Poems and Memory Poems by Injete Chesoni.)

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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Beautifully sad and reminiscent. Thank you, Moyra :)


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

A beautiful poem and the photo is perfect to demonstrate the 'The Ticking of Time'. It is always good to read your hubs and see your smiling profile photo.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

loved it


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Moyra 6 years ago Author

Hi Jess, good hearing from you, thanks for the comment. It is rather melancholy isn't it... Hi 2uesday thanks, I loved the dandelion photo although I cannot take credit for it, thank goodness for Wikimedia. I learnt something new while looking for a picture for the poem, I never realized the dandelion was associated with the, "ticking of time," and I also learnt a new term the "dandelion clock." I would have loved to find an image of a dandelion blowing in the wind... Hi poetlorraine, thanks for stopping by and honored you loved the poem.


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Moyra Re, the term 'dandelion clock' here when I was a child we would pick a dandelion seed head and count one o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock each time we puffed at it until all the seeds had blown away and whatever the number was when all the fluffy seeds had gone was supposed to be the time. I expect we added to peoples dandelion problems and we never got to tell the real time with a dandelion but it seemed like fun at the time a bit like the rhyming with cherry stones about who you will marry. I think all this may be lost in future in a world of computer games.


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Moyra 6 years ago Author

Hi 2uesday thanks for sharing. I read something about it been a game and saw a few great pictures of children blowing dandelions. I agree the kids of today do not engage with nature and creative games as much as we did. In fact right now I am looking at a bunch of children playing in a parking lot. Apartment complexes are been built all over the city without any gardens or playgrounds. In my opinion it is a loss but perhaps they won't miss what they never had.


sophs 6 years ago

This is so beautiful and moving, great work Moyra thanks for sharing :)


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Moyra 6 years ago Author

Hi Sophs, thanks for the lovely comment.


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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

The best moments in life are those moments that swept u off ur feet but few folks fail to appreciate these moments until there is no more time left.

Nice poem.


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Moyra 6 years ago Author

Hi Rossimobis thanks for the comment and glad you liked the poem. True, "you never miss the water until the well runs dry."


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

A lovely poem about Love and Love that is lost. Melancholy and kind of sad but so well written too. We all have moments like this.


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Moyra 6 years ago Author

Hi Cheeky Girl thanks for the comment and glad you enjoyed the poem. It was written from a place of sadness but fortunately I have moved on.


Kevin Schofield 6 years ago

Thoughtful and moving sentiments. The wistful sense of fleeting time, love and loss brought to mind the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Excellent poem! Kind regards, Kev.


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Moyra 6 years ago Author

Hi Kev thanks so much for the compliment and encouraging comment. I needed to hear that today. Best regards, Moyra.


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sameerk 6 years ago from India

Wow , Awesome , keep going


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Moyra 6 years ago Author

Hi Sameer thanks. I love the hubs you write for your wife.


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MR.POINT OF VIEW 6 years ago from Planet Earth

Thanks for moving me today.


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Moyra 6 years ago Author

Hi "POV" my pleasure, glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the comment.


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LittleFairy 5 years ago

Wow! Simply amazing, I love to read poems and this just made me realize how important it is to cherish those we love while they are with us :)

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