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If I Could



If I could take this pain away
And cast it all aside
Or unto myself this burden take
That no more tears are cried

If I could walk the path for you
This journey long and hard
And with my light, to be your guide
Your comfort and your guard

If I could take away the cause
And ever be the cure
To then relieve the suffering
And make your body pure

If I could change the future
And take away the past
Preserving only cheerful thoughts
And make the moments last

If I could have the wishes
And desires of my heart
To take away the bitter cup
That you might have no part

©2014 Brian L. Duffin

About this poem

I wrote this poem in 2014 when my seven-year-old daughter had been diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia.

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Written on August 27, 2014

Submitted by brian.duffin on June 03, 2021

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Brian Duffin

After taking an English class with a focus on literature and poetry, Brian Duffin discovered a love for words and a passion for poetry. Brian's poems reflect his love of nature, while also sharing the raw human emotions and events that fill and shape his life. more…

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