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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 11-14-1999 01:11 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

“What If”?

Did you ever play the game, "What if?"
Ah, tragic ploy that-
Reminding us of foolish acts
Which put us where we're at.
What if I'd listened to my Dad
And done my best in school?
Today I'd have security
And not be such a fool.
What if I'd been more disciplined?
When in the uniform?
Today I'd be retired with pay-
In better shape and form.
What if I listened as a child
Obeyed the "golden rule"
Of treating others like yourself
Prefer that they should do.
I'd have to give account for less
If I could have my druthers
I'd gladly take back all the pain
Which I've dispensed to others.
What if we saw through others eyes-
The way we really are-
And not as we oft see ourselves
Our ego it would mar.
If I could have another chance
To set my life aright
I'd try to spread a lot more love
And have a lot less fights.
What if I happed to gain the world
It's silver, gems, and gold
I fear I'd profit not at all-
If I should lose my soul.
What if I'd never said and done
Those things which seemed deranged
To sear the concious, lull the mind
Oh, what could I exchange?
For innocence, and peace of mind-
Clear concious t'ward all men-
What e'er the effort or the cost
If I could do it again.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Systematic Decay
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since 09-15-99
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1 posted 11-14-1999 01:42 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

I think we all at times, wish we could go back and change it all, but I think everything happens for a reason, that all of my hard ships have led me to the one I love, and to my current morals and ideals, which I wouldn't change for anything. So, when i think again, I don't want to change a thing.

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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I like the change in style for you with this one
 
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