Monday, August 15, 2011

Had I Known

Passage of Time
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 foreseen
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 is a beautiful love poem. A sad story, but beautiful still in the telling.

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  2. A beautiful poem and sad too! A lovely write and your paintings are beautiful too!

  3. Very tragic poem! And may I just say your paintings are absolutely amazing? Great work!

  4. Oh, my god, this poem made me stop to think . . . astoundingly familiar -- a brilliant write!


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