Looking At My Former Life A Poem  

yesmamallthetime 52F  
3952 posts
7/15/2019 11:28 pm
Looking At My Former Life A Poem

Do you ever wonder
What it would be like
If you had taken
A different path
A different route?
Of course you have
It is human nature
think of what
Could have been.

But I am tortured
By them
Will it lead to madness?
I have a fear of this.
Is this a form
Of anxiety?
Is there a term
For wanting to go
Back in time
And do a different thing?

Therapists can they rescue me?
Will someone get through
With a life jacket or preserver
To keep me from drowning
In my thoughts
Of what could have been?
I do not want to resort
To medication.
That is such a crutch!
At least my suffering
Is my own and genuine.
But by the token
At this point I am playing a part
Of an outsider
To my former life.
Like that scene
With Ebenezer Scrooge
In a Christmas Carol.

The lesson in that story
Is what I should take away
You can't change the past.
It is yesterday by definition
Today and tomorrow
Are what we are given
If we remain among the living.

Independently Romantic Sounds Better Than Lonely

yesmamallthetime 52F  
10966 posts
7/15/2019 11:29 pm

Some philosophy

Independently Romantic Sounds Better Than Lonely

Paulxx001 62M
10071 posts
7/16/2019 4:21 am

Yesterday... I had a choice to make. Left or right.
I took a left... Turned out to be a good choice. 😊
It lead me to the bridge, which is where I wanted to go.

Words are like meatloaf- they can be sculpted into any shape you choose.
I wrote, a one word blog.How Short Can It Be And Still

warriorholding 53M
98 posts
7/16/2019 4:54 am

as long as your thoughts are learning experiences and not meant to dwell on something you can't or never will change it is fine. You can never solve life when you live it. You can only manage it.

citizen4722 61M  
62761 posts
7/18/2019 9:04 am

I do wonder what if things were different.
Living without chronic pain would be good.
Being confident in things that were meant.
I'd travel abroad to be as far away as I could.

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