Changing a Moment in Time...  

rm_unlistedone 65M
3832 posts
9/4/2006 12:43 am

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Changing a Moment in Time...

Changing a Moment in Time...

If I could do a couple of things
over again...
one of the things
I would have done
would have been to have
talked with you.

I saw you
across the room.
You were there
dining with friends
and smiling and laughing...
there was a brightness
to your smile...
and eyes.

It seemed like
every time I glanced your way
you would gaze back at me...
with a question in your eyes.
Like, "I think I know you..."
or, "Why are you there, and me here?
and why aren't we alone together?"
(Yes, my imagination can run wild
with a gaze or two.)

At first,
I would glance away,
slightly embarrassed
for being caught looking...
and because of a certain
shyness within.
But, I would be forced back...
wishing to see your smile again.

I would hear your laughter
and it sounded so easy...
so soft and genuine.
Then your eyes would seek out mine,
and the questions resumed.

But time had other plans that evening,
and as I looked up from my dinner,
I saw you walking away.
At the door
you turned and glanced again,
with a smile
and a certain sadness
in your eyes.
You waved good-bye
with just your fingers...
and you were gone.

If I could change
but a few things in my life...
I wouldn't have let you walk
out that door alone
that night.

And that may have changed
my whole life,
to the point that
I would never want
to change anything

© copyright unlistedone 2006

twirly_girl 47F

9/4/2006 1:08 am

That was wonderfully written!


rm_aWench4U 61M/61F
741 posts
9/4/2006 2:09 am

I totally understand the desire for a mulligan for certain events in our lives--I have my list ready if Mr. Roark from Fantasy Island ever calls me up. And as much as I would like to be able to change a couple of things, I know that the path I took got me to where I am today. Some choices worked out quite well; other choices simply did not. But I probably learned more from one choice I made that didn't turn out the way I had hoped it would than I learned from all the choices that turned out according to plan. Funny how we learn best from the harder times in our lives.

And just so you don't think I'm cold-hearted, I do wonder whatever happened to my freshman year of college sweetheart. He's the one that "got away" to make way for the one I ended up keeping far longer than was healthy. Ah, but that deserves it own Blog for complete expalanation.

Remember the past but do not dwell there.
Face the future where all our hopes stand.


VATraveler1948 68M

9/4/2006 4:35 am

I am only too keenly aware of the questions that can arise from the path not taken. I can hardly believe that I am about to post poetry on your blog but I going to add one of my favories.

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
9/4/2006 5:44 am

You know how much I love you! 143

lovemetouchme5 51F
2102 posts
9/4/2006 8:55 pm

Another beautiful Poem!

rm_Jezdatip 64F
1335 posts
9/7/2006 11:36 pm

I felt your anguish and regret. I felt your emotions as they radiated from every line.Keep doing what ya doing. Its addictive.

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