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If I had my life to live over,
I'd laugh more readily and more loudly,
I'd smile more and fight less,
I'd clean my room more often
And not just when my mother told me to.

If I had my life to live over,
I’d give more presents and make more scavenger hunts and write more poems.

No one has her life to live over, but if I had a second chance, I’d dye my hair. Pink and blue and red and purple, just to see what it was like.

If I had my life to live over,
I’d spend more time with my family
And worry less about school.
I’d learn another language.
I’d be more content and more curious.
I would go on adventures.

If I had my life to live over,
I’d see more Broadway shows, even if it meant standing in the rain.
I’d go to more concerts, even if it meant waiting in line.
I’d see more movies and eat the popcorn by the handful.

If I had my life to live over,
I’d forget how to yell and I’d learn how to sing.
I’d take more chances and speak up for him.
I would hold her hand more often to show that I care,
If I had my life to live over.



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SaphiraBrightscalesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 23, 2013 at 3:14 am
THis totally reminds us of what REALLY are the important thing,..LIVING...we forget how to live.. This poem is awesome...I love the way put the last stanza..and yep! I'd definitely dye my hair too!!
 
SaphiraBrightscalesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 23, 2013 at 3:15 am
I'd dye it blue! Electric!
 
TickTockBANG said...
Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm
My favorite line is "I'd forget how to yell and I'd learn how to sing." Lovely poem.
 
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