Midnight Thoughts on a Wednesday Posted by Heather's Starting End on September 11, 2014 Posted in: creative writing, life, poem, poetry, poetry blog, reality. Tagged: aging, back in time, change, do it over again, life poem, life reality, poem, poetry, regrets. 6 Comments I’ve decided I want yesterday, More than I want tomorrow That day we never cherished much, That day confused with sorrow I have decided today to chase my heart, The one I suddenly found I want to do it all over again, My life should be rewound I want the chance to plan it out With knowledge in my mind, Not to drift haphazardly With luck that I might find Bodily strength, to take on those hours, Just a couple, left over each day Use them with integrity Because life, it’s not a play The time spent as a dress rehearsal, Was no rehearsal at all We know that only really when The final curtain falls So I want it back, those yesteryears And all those yesterdays, The time I have in front of me Isn’t enough now anyway I know now what I want to do, It’s more than what I’ve done A few decades back I want to slip, So that Someone I’d become Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Posts navigation ← Breast “Density” Awareness Month Piece By Piece →
Excellent poem. Many times we do miss opportunities that are right before us in the now never realizing it until they are gone. I certainly have more than a few yesterdays that I would like to have back. Great write.
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Midnight thoughts streaming on in and out. I know for certain how “Yesterday” will be a song that remains eternal and all those that speak of time gone by;) Thank you, Dom
I am not the same person I was yesterday; and tomorrow I hope to be someone else . . . It takes far too much energy to try to remember all of yesterday’s lines; the script for tomorrow’s character begins with a clean sheet . . . I get to choose the words I’ll use . . .
“You can’t look back when you’re movin’ on;
No, you can’t look back, sister,
you’ve got to go and sing your song.’ [John Stewart]
Think how much time saved if we did it right the first time around 🙂 I’m moving on, hope just smarter this time 😉 But still not sure lol! Thank you, Peter. Your mouth to Gods ears!
Beautifully done, Heather. I’ve been in a similar reflective mood of late and your poem resonates with my thoughts and is deeply felt. Thank you 🙂
It’s funny sometimes as I read around and see people in the same way…the season maybe? You are very welcome. I know it is something we all come across from time to time in our lives….Thanks for sharing your thoughts. -H.
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