I’d Rather Go With You

I couldn’t wake in time today

To go with you to walk

Too tired, too weak, too dreary a morn –

I guess I missed our talk

It wasn’t long till I was up

All dressed and fed and alert –

And so I left with the dog in hand

I thought she’d go berserk!

Two times this day she walked outside

The dog she jumped and played

How extraordinary was the snow she found

So – in it she did lay-

The air was crisp but never a breeze

Did blow across my face

I saw your tracks and in them walked

They had not yet been erased-

I followed your path right through the woods

I knew you had been there

You had been “hunting” while you walked

Those Pokemon from the air –

I walked alone – I did not mind

In no time I was through

The woods, the ponds, the street, the park

Though … I would have rather been with you.

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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8 Responses to I’d Rather Go With You

  1. Dawna speers says:

    Beautiful poem Stacey—you amaze me with your written word

  2. Kati says:


  3. Judy says:

    I see so much of myself in you – high expectations! Perhaps it was perfectly fine to be out there so that you had that quiet time to think. And you certainly will walk with him again and savor that, too.
    I’m very impressed that you did get up – it doesn’t sound like it was easy. 🙂

    • inmycorner says:

      it was easier when there was no rush, when I was more well rested, and it was daylight. Going with my daughter this morning – silver linings! Indeed we do share high expectations, Judy! Enjoy this day – and belated Happy THanksgiving!

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    This poem is lovely. Cheery, like the perfect day almost, though she missed this person. I loved the image of the dog lying in the snow 🙂

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