If I Had Known



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If I had known, it would end like this

I would have lingered longer in each kiss

Wished a little harder with every wish

If I had known, it would end like this

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If I had known, we would get this far

I would have saved every moment in a jar

Become some lesser man by far

If I had known, we would get this far

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If I had known, words not always true

I would have paused any second with you

Somehow blessed by what I never knew

If I had known, words not always true

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Comments
18 Responses to “If I Had Known”
  1. This is where it feels like some compassionate reminders should be said: “Better to have loved and lost, etc.” or words from a Garth Brooks song, “I would have missed the pain, but I’d have had to miss the dance”. But there are no words of comfort to offer when someone you love suffers a lost love, other to say “I’ve been there”. I suspect most of us have been there at least once in our lives.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I agree that most of us have been there at some time. The Garth Brooks lyrics are romantic, but not necessarily realistic. The person who gave away their ticket on the Titanic likely did not regret missing out on the buffet…πŸ€”

      • kristianw84 says:

        I agree with your sister on this one. I can see your point about missing the titanic, but comparing missing out on the titanic to missing out on love is not the same. Knowing what I do now about my husband’s health decline and the probability that I will lose him earlier than I had hoped changes nothing. I will be devastated. I’ve spent countless hours crying over something that hasn’t happened yet. I know it’s going to take me a long time to dig my way out of the dark hole when it happens. However, if I had somehow known all of the trials and heartaches we would face and that we probably won’t make it to our golden years, I would have still married him, because I’ve never felt love like I do with him, and I would take any amount of time receiving and giving this love I feel, no matter the outcome. So yes, if I would have not married Neil, I surely would have missed the pain of watching his health decline, but I don’t want to miss this dance.

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Well said! I hope the band plays all night!

      • kristianw84 says:

        Thank you! ❀

  2. beth says:

    yes, a heart-rending lesson

  3. Jim Borden says:

    “If only” is a tough way to go through life…

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    This is lovely Brad.

    β€œIf I had known, we would get this far
    I would have saved every moment in a jar
    Become some lesser man by far”

    I love this venture into romantic poetry. I am enjoying it. Hope you are having a great day. Sending love ❀️ Jonikins

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Making the most of whatever time we have is so important. Life is short, and I have found with each loss it is the things I didn’t do, that I regret the most. I don’t want to waste any more time on “What could have been.”

    Beautifully written lesson weaves through poetry. You are a master of words. ❀

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