Would I?

May 18, 2010
By , Jensen Beach, FL
Reminiscing years before now
I can’t help but ask myself how?
How did you leave the house with that hair?
With frizz and curls sticking up in the air
Old pictures often bring a tear to my eye
I yell at myself how and why?
Why did you date that ugly boy?
You used and abused him like a stupid toy
I know the past is the past, I should live for today
But what if I could go back and do things my way?
Would I change what I’ve done?
Change my entire life?
Or maybe I’d help others
I could warn Tiger’s wife
Maybe I’d try to fix all my mistakes
Retake my failed tests, rebake my burn cakes
I’d edit and mold my ideal future
End up married to Ashton Kutcher
I’d make myself perfect, pretty, and cool
I’d takeover and rule the entire school
But would I be satisfied in the end?
With my life so planned out, no room the bend
My days would be dull, have no mystery
So maybe I would not change my history
I’ll move on with my life
Get up when I fall
And I will be happy
Regrets and all

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IcePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 2, 2010 at 6:58 pm
Great poem!  I know how you feel, in fact, I've looked back on things in my life and bawled my eyes out thinking "why in the world did I/ didn't I do that?"  If you could look at some of my stuff, too, that'd be great.
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