If I Knew-Poem By Andrew Rourke


If I knew it would be the last time 

That I’d see you fall asleep,

I would tuck you in more tightly 

And pray the Lord your soul to keep. 


If I knew it would be the last time 

That I would see you walk out the door, 

I would give you a hug and a kiss 

And call you back for one more. 


If I knew it would be the last time 

I’d hear your voice lifted up in Praise,

I would videotape each action and word 

So I can play them back day after day.


If I knew it would be the last time 

I could spare an extra minute 

To stop and say I love you 

Instead of assuming you would Know, I do.


If I knew it would be the last time 

I would be there to share your day 

Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more 

So I can let just this one slip away;


For surely there’s always tomorrow 

to make up for the oversight 

And we always get a second chance 

To make everything right. 


There will always be another day

To say “I love you” 

And certainly, there’s another chance 

To say “Is there anything I can do?” 


But just in case I might be wrong 

And today is all I get, 

I like to say how much I love you 

And I hope we never forget. 


Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, 

Young or old alike, 

And today may be the last chance 

To get to hold your loved one tight. 

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, 

Why not do it today?

For If Tomorrow Never Comes, 

You’ll surely regret the day.


That you didn’t take the time 

for a Smile, a Hug, or a Kiss 

And you were too busy to grant someone, 

What turned out to be their One Last Wish.


So hold your loved ones close today, 

And whisper in their ear, 

Tell them how much you love them 

And that you’ll always hold them dear.


Take time to say “I’m sorry” “Please forgive me” 

“Thank you” or “It’s okay” 

And If Tomorrow Never Comes, 

You’ll have no regrets about today.


I Love you my sweet wife!

Andrew Rourke


“Poetry For My Wife” book coming soon

“The Raindrop” by Andrew Rourke




The Raindrop

Born from the mist the droplet takes flight
Cutting through air
Without whimsy or fright

Alone just a drip
But tonight she’s much more
In formation with friends
By millions, they soar

Swirl around little friends
Let us dance whilst we may
For the trip is not long
And there’s not long to play

The lights are a twinkle
The rest painted black
Our crash is predestined
Dive into a splash

If we meet on the ground
We will run through the streets
Through the alleys and gutters and down to the seas

Reunited with a family of lost and of old
We’ll swim with the dolphins
In the depths of the cold

We were here at His Word
We were there in the deep
He hovered above us
We washed His feet

We were made into wine as His voice did command
We were sweat on His brow when the pain did demand.

As I draw close to home
I am soon made aware
That tonight is special
For I am to bear

A message of comfort
To a darling in bed
The roof is quite safe
You may rest your sweet head

We will knock on your roof, but we need not come in.
So dream well in your head
Till you see us again.

A poem for my love Donel

By Andrew Sept. 29, 2013

Book coming soon!!