If Only

If only when I was still young
Before most of life’s songs were sung
Lost opportunities, my mistake
When life was there for me to take

If only I had been aware
While still my course I could prepare
When days were many and my dreams
Were mine to take with ease it seems

If only I had acted then
And settled not for “could have been”
Said all the things I should have said
And chose my path instead

If only I had done all that
Realized what life is valued at
Thrown myself into the fray
What would my life look like today

How would things change from then to now
Undoubtedly I can avow
Much different then I could foresee
And I wonder, would I still be me?
If only

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at poormanspoet.wordpress.com to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to If Only

  1. George says:

    If you’re happy with who you are, I suppose there are few regrets. Nice poem.

    Like

  2. laurie27wsmith says:

    Actually talking about this very thing today Bob.

    Like

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