If there had been a clue

Of what I meant to you

How easy it would be

To hide the needs in me

If there had been some sign

Yet love seemed so divine

I would certain not stay

To watch you walk away

If there had been omen

When my heart was open

You see me something less

But gave did I my best

If I had been aware

Too easily I care

Right from the very start

Protect from you my heart

If it had been foretold

Your love was not of gold

Your truth plied ever thin

Iā€™d not have let you in

If I had the foresight

To see your wrongs less right

Avoiding the cruel strife

When you stepped out my life

If I had only known

I would be left alone

Never would I have kissed

Those lips now sorely missed

If there were one to ask

If you could face the task

Of loving in return

My love not shared to spurn

A warning of some kind

That love is ever blind

Hidden from wanting eyes

Pretending no one lies

I gave away too much

My heart I let you touch

For love to be denied

By who you are inside

14 Responses to “If”
  1. Beautifully expressed, nice rhythm

  2. meenawalia says:

    Can feel the pain of lost love.A heart break is a sign from God that he has better and more beautiful plans for u.Though it seems difficult to believe it at this moment but happiness is not very far….

  3. YBP says:

    Hi Brad, I love your heart-tugging poetry …. so much love …. so much pain …. so much truth …. so much reflection …. ultimately, SO MUCH BEAUTY! ā¤ļøšŸ’•ā¤ļøšŸ’•ā¤ļøšŸ’•

  4. Jim Borden says:

    “if” is such a powerful word; I like the way you built a poem around it. Brings back memories of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” and the “If” song by Bread, which was my wife’s and mine wedding song…

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