Always Say I Love You

Brittany loved basketball,
Friends and parties too!
And when it came to painting,
That's all she wanted to do.

She painted everything she saw ...
Birds, flowers, the sky;
Some days she sat at her window
And painted everything that passed her by.


But lately she's been feeling woozy ...
Her muscles ached a lot;
Her parents got kind of worried,
So they took her to the doc.

The doctor took a couple of tests
To see if everything was okay;
The nurse came out with a look of sadness,
And this is what she had to say:

"I'm sorry, but you've got leukemia,
"You've got about 3 months more."
Then Brittany got up and ran out of the room,
And slammed the office door.


She ran down the street screaming,
And cried her eyes out dry;
She stayed up all night
Wondering what it's like to die.

Her parents held her tightly
And said, "We love you,
"We'll make your last few months the greatest,
"We'll do anything for you."


So Brittany and her parents moved to Florida
To live by the sea;
Because Brittany loved the ocean,
When she dies, that's where she wants to be.

She spent her days painting,
And horseback riding by the bay;
But one day she met this guy,
And his name was Jay.


They collected seashells together,
And talked about all kinds of things;
And then one day while walking,
He handed her a ring.

It said that, "I love you,"
Which brought tears to Brittany's eyes;
And when he put it on her finger,
She began to cry.


"I've got leukemia and in about a month more ..."
Jay then told her,
"No matter what, I love you,"
You are the one I adore."

So they spent everyday together
And swam in the Atlantic all day;
But Brittany was getting weaker,
And it was hard for her to stay awake.


So one day Brittany painted her picture,
And gave it to Jay;
She said, "I want you to remember me,
Even when I leave this place."

But one day while they were walking
And searching for seashells in the sand,
Brittany collapsed and started to lose her breath,
And Jay said, "Please hold my hand."


Brittany said, "I love you more than anyone,
You are my only true love;
But now my time is up,
And I'll watch over you from above."

Then Brittany's body was lifeless
As she laid in Jays arms;
And he sat there all day,
To keep her safe from harm.


I hope this teaches you a lesson
To tell those you love them whenever you can;
Because they may be gone tomorrow,
And you won't be there to hold their hand.

Love is everything to everybody,
Without it, the world would be dead;
So always tell someone you love them ...
Whether it be a parent, a lover, or a friend!

~ Author Unknown ~

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