We can’t change what we have or haven’t done. But we can’t help
wishing we could.

~ Alan

Nov 16, 2020 | 0 comments

If Only

I look back on my life and think
If only.
If only I’d done this.
If only I’d done that.
If only I’d been a better son,
A better father, a better husband…
…Oh, a better everything.
If only.
If only my ears didn’t stick out.
If only my hair had stayed in.
If only I were muscular.
If only I were thin.
If only.

If only I’d climbed Everest,
Won Wimbledon,
Or the Booker prize.
If only Jennifer Lawrence would beg me for a date,
Look deep into my eyes,
And tell me how great
My last movie was.
If only.

If only I were handsome.
If only I were tall.
If only I were better than I am.
If only this,
If only that,
If only the other.

And the biggest “if only” of them all…
If only I didn’t give a damn.

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