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If I Could

January 25, 2016
By smile24 BRONZE, El Dorado Hills, California
smile24 BRONZE, El Dorado Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Remind yourself it's okay not to be perfect."

If I could go back, I would
have ordered two desserts when I went out at night
instead of one.
I would never have gone anywhere without leaving my footprint behind,
so that I wouldn’t have been forgotten.
I would have listened to the mellifluous music from Grandma’s old records,
instead of playing my own music through my headphones.
I would have hugged my friends without
them having to hug me first.
I would have eaten ice cream for breakfast
and cereal for dinner, just because I can.
I would have danced in the rain and got soaking wet,
even though my mascara would run.
I would have cried as vehemently as thunderclouds,
and loved more than anyone.

I promise I would,
if I could.

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on Jan. 28 2016 at 10:37 am
Dameon_Farris PLATINUM, Folton, District Of Columbia
20 articles 2 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree. It will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Eistiene

Wow this is beautiful and is an one of a kind and really made me think of who I am and what I used to do I always wanted to be the one guy who was to be remember I wanted to make my mark on the world for all to see. This of course was long ago but your poem reminded me of the past and what I should of been doing instead if what I did thank you. Your an gifted writer believe me your poem has some confusing parts that at first make you wonder what it's about but in the you figure it out but that's just part of an poem it's different and has a different meaning for each person