I think that one reason I like this poem is because it is about love, but isn't talking about it in the usual sense. Whitman in this poem is not talking about his love for someone else, he is talking about the possibility of someone else loving him. I like the feeling of confidence in this poem. You have to be fairly confident in your writing to write something that you aren't sure of. I also like the idea of warning someone that they might not be all that they are hoping for.
You would think that this poem would have a sad feeling to it because it is talking about death, but to me, it actually has a kind of peaceful feeling. He goes into detail about his mother and her lovely face and motherly actions. I feel that this is actually a very sweet poem about Whitman's mother.
I like this poem because it is very sentimental. I read about Whitman's life and how he helped the wounded soldiers, but never have read anything he had written about his experiences. It is neat to read his feelings for the soldiers.