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If It's Important To You

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Looks like he got here before me
He loved you for this place of honor
I think about it watching the sun set
I’m strong but the past may be stronger

I don’t know what it is I see
The shadows are long and getting longer
I don’t have any right to be upset
His life is the one God gave her

I’m not sure what to do
I’m not sure what to say
If it’s important to you
I’ll go where his ashes lay

If a memory is holier than me
If it feels like it walks on water
Maybe I should cast my own net
Will Jesus fill the heart of a sinner?

There’s his picture on the wall
There’s his children standing tall
But what bigger man can I be
Than to love her through it all

I think I know what to do
I think I know what to say
If it’s important to you
We’ll go where his ashes lay

Comments

Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on August 28, 2019:

Hi Shannon... it's about honoring the past of the person you are now in love with. It is their past. It is an attempt to not be threatened by it. Thank you for your kind words.

Shannon Henry from Texas on August 28, 2019:

You brought a tear to my eye while reading this. That's hard to do if I don't have some sort of personal emotional connection to/interpretation of the words.

Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on August 28, 2019:

Yes... the situation is and was sad... thank you for your words Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 23, 2019:

Such a sad poem. To want to be there, thinking you know the right words but feeling like a sinner at the same time.