If tears could build a stairway
and thoughts a memory lane
I’d walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again.

No Farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

My heart’s still active in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know.

But now I know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store.

Since you’ll never be forgotten
I pledge to you today
A hallowed place within my heart
Is where you’ll always stay.


1.You have some beautiful poem here.. brings tears to my eyes.. this sept will be 7 years of the loss of my baby son.. he was 32 years old..

2.Such a nice sweet poem. Made me feel very sad.

3.I could not have expressed myself better. This poem says it all, and the hardest part for a mother is never having been able to say goodbye.

4.The first stanza says it better than i ever could. My tears my thoughts and never having the chance to say goodbye have been the hardest parts to endure. Today is Mothers Day as well as my mothers birthday. Thanks for giving me a way to express what i am truly feeling today. i did not have the words. Thanks!

5. So so sad !!!brings tears to my eyes.

6.The poem expresses my pain it brought my hidden tears out of my eyes bcoz i lost my beloved husband 5 months back who was just 30 yrs.

7.Jerry…! I really miss you…(words r really touched my heart)

8.I just read this poem and it touched my heart so much.. I lost my 22 month daughter June 20,2009 and it seems like it isn’t getting any easier… I love you baby girl and I will see you when I get there…

9.This poem is very sad! If only tears and thoughts would bring you back… Both of you would have been back! To my beloved Uncle and Cousin I miss you both and someday we will all meet again…

10.O God do I ever miss Betty, love you so much. some day will see you again, you can count on it. Love you Betty,

11.This poem expresses my pain about loosing Michael Jackson…Can`t wait to really meet him in Heaven cuz I miss him sooo much. May your soul rest in peace, darling Michael!

12.I have the first part of this poem tattooed on the inside of my arm in memory of my nana….. Sums things up well

13.I have the first 2 clauses on little stones at the graves of my beloved dogs and horse. I think is speaks volumes for all the losses of those we loved.

14.Christopher, I love you so very, very much and I miss you more with each passing second. Why you were taken at such a young age, only God knows. It has only been 2 months, and it seems like forever. We’ll be together again someday, with all of my love, Aunt Carol If Tears Could Build A Stairway

15.My friend Steven passed away in May. This poem was everywhere at his Wake and Funeral. I enjoy this poem so much. 🙂

16.My dad passed away and this was the poem at the funeral. It basically sums up my feelings. He will never be forgotten.

17.i have this poem on my dad grave stone it means the exact way i feel thank you

18.On October 28th, 2010 my mother attended a funeral being held for the daughter of a close friend. When she returned home with the program I noticed that “If Tears Could Build A Stairway” was on the back. As I read it, the words touched me so profoundly that I felt compelled to write a song based (in part) on its wording. After re-reading the poem, I sat down with my guitar and completed the song.What I didn’t know it at the time was that my own father’s death was 0nly two weeks away. When I played “If Tears Could Build A Stairway” at my father’s funeral, there wasn’t a dry eye in the auditorium.I’ll be forever grateful to whomever wrote the poem. grandpa loved this poem and he always will… he has passed but still feels like he is with us

20.I really would like to know if I could use this for the home page of my website dedicated to my family that has passed away. It is not a commercial site, just for our family

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