if I could

highland meadows by c e ayr

if I could

if I could live my life
again
there are so many things
I’d try to do
differently

like spend less time
chasing rainbows
and more
just holding you

like stop
searching vast Highland meadows
for a unicorn to ride
and wandering round Scalpsie Bay
seeking mermaids
to dance with

I’d try to be with you
loving the one person
I should always have loved
instead of letting you slip
through my fingers
like golden sand
from the far-off beaches
of St Tropez

if I could live my life
again
there are so many things
I’d try to do
differently

but the truth is
I did try
and even if I lived a thousand lives
I doubt I’d ever change

*** Click here to hear the poet read his words:
https://ceayr.com/2022/04/17/if-i-could/

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2 Responses to if I could

  1. Richard Page says:

    That resonates

    Like

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