Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Poetic Journey - Had I known

Thunder storm building

Had I Known
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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?
Farewell
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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 

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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?
Divorce

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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?
Awaken

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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?
Goodbye 

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J. Binford-Bell October 2010

9 comments:

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

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

    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/belly-of-the-beast/

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

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  4. Wow, Jacqui! This really tugs at the heart. A sad, but beautiful write.
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/mostly-about-the-past/

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

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  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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