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LindsayP
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The Kyneton Writers Group meet here at our place
on the third Sunday of each month and we take it in turns to suggest a topic for the following meet.
The topic suggested last month was 'What If'

                 What If

What if I had my life to live over
I wonder if Id do the same things again,
Especially if I knew what I now know
No, I think from that pathway Id refrain.

It would be a much different pathway Id follow,
For Id know all the pitfalls to elude,
Perhaps Id become a property investor
Or a share trader might be the pathway pursued.

For a good education Id go off to Uni
To study hard and make a success of my life,
Id steer clear of all the backbreaking work
But Id still take my wife as my wife.

Of course if I did have my life to live over
And the pathway to success I wished to climb,
I dare say that Id do the same things again
For you do what you think is right at the time.

But then I think, what if I had won Tatts-lotto
Say back about twenty-five years ago,
Perhaps I wouldnt be in a wheelchair today
And maybe a different pathway Id hoe.

But then I think of all my many blessings,
My keen memory to me is number one,
Also to have a very broad sense of humour,
So I think my battle is more than half won?

The very fact that I have a large loving family
Who all help ease the pressures of life?
Yes every day I count all my blessings,
Number one being my wonderful wife.

                                             Lindsay P Wilson

© Copyright 2008 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Alison
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1 posted 09-29-2008 01:08 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Lindsay,

What if ... What if any thing in your life was different and we didn't have you among us.  What a loss that would be. You so often bring a smile to my face and I love the love that you share with us for family, life and laughter.

I don't talk about blessings often, but, Lindsay, you are a blessing in my life.  What if - What if's are hard for me to comprehend.  I think if there was one small change, I would not be the person that I am today.

I think your poetry is marvelous.  Thank you for sharing.

With love,
Alison
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2 posted 09-29-2008 06:13 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

I think all of us here at PIP count your friendship as one of our blessings, LP.
Lovely thoughts here.
                               Ida
Robert E. Jordan
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Yo LindsayP,

There you go, it never does any good to complain, there's no money in it.

Bobby
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The love of your family makes you a rich man.
Indulge in your wealth.

The answer is always NO, Until the question is asked.

Rick
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I enjoyed your poem here Lindsay, you are indeed blessed with that wife of yours, say hello to Norma from me, have a wonderful week and take care my friend.

Rick
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Because I have a friend in the same situation as you
What if I send this on to her, so she
knows how well you do!?
LindsayP
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To my very good friends, Alison, Ida, Bobby,
Wtb, Rick and Sunshine, you folks are just

the best and I do thank you all for taking the effort to respond to my poems. God bless you all.

Lindsay
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8 posted 10-01-2008 06:35 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Enjoyed your reflections, dear Lindsay. Every now and then we all ask "what if?" and it is good when the conclusions bring gratitude for what life has gifted us with. What really counts is "have I loved enough?" ... and I bet you have.

Love and joy.
Margherita

"Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love."
(Rumi)

LindsayP
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Thanks Margherita, I do always apprecciate

your kind words and I thank you for them.

And Sunshine I would feel honoured if you passed it on to your friend and thanks for asking.  Love to you both.

Lindsay
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10 posted 10-03-2008 04:50 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

LindsayP,

I thought about 'What If', and it's amazing how one thinks about how things might have been but for one small change. Interesting writing, liked it much...

BC
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My dear friend, you and Norma deserve each other! ~ I love and admire you both!

I too, have wondered about such things. However, like yourself, if I had travelled a different road, I would not have the blessings that I do have today! All is as it is meant to be!


Linda
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nice write...but I think you already know that the life you have is indeed a wonderful life...I certainly enjoyed this one
LindsayP
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Thanks Bill for your kind comments
They are much appreciated.

Dear Linda, I am so glad that you do have many blessings but I'm also sure any blessings bestowed on you is only what you deserve. love to you my friend.

Steavenr, I thank you too for taking the time to respond. I'm glad you liked it.

Lindsay
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14 posted 01-30-2011 02:49 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

I enjoy reading your optimistic view on live.  Your writing touches me.
 
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