Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Poetic Journey - Had I known

Thunder storm building

Had I Known
Had I known
That March day
As you prepared to drive away
I would not see you so again
Would I have
Hugged you tighter
Begged you to stay
Not merely waved?
Had I known 
That day in July
When your call took me away
From my painting
We would not talk again
Would my words Have been sweeter
Not so in a rush
To get back to my brush?
Love you bye 

Had I known
That December move away
Your life would be so short
Without me there
Would I have stayed
Endured more
In hopes to prolong yours
Not been so impatient
To get on with my life?

Had I known
That day in August
Standing beside your bed
You would so soon die
Leave me crying
Would I have made
More time
To spend with you
Should I have forseen
My last glimpse of you
Would be my last chance?

Had I known
That long ago day in May
I said I do
I would not be able
To change the course
Our lives would take
Would I still
Have tried
Would I still have
Loved you so?


J. Binford-Bell October 2010


  1. This piece, had I known, is so sweet, haunting... very well written.

  2. :( hindsight is indeed 20/20 we can't change the past but sure can seize the day, now :)
    good piece, enjoy gooseberry day!


  3. it's just amazing how once we get into a committed relationship we obsesses about the what ifs.

  4. Wow, Jacqui! This really tugs at the heart. A sad, but beautiful write.

  5. Beautifuly done. Been there... it's just as well we don't know what is around the corner.

  6. an astute reminder to cherish those we purport to hold dear and not waste our precious time with them. thank you! Here's my offering this week: http://caridwen.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/drafting-personal-census/


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