If



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If there had been a clue

Of what I meant to you

How easy it would be

To hide the needs in me

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If there had been some sign

Yet love seemed so divine

I would certain not stay

To watch you walk away

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If there had been omen

When my heart was open

You see me something less

But gave did I my best

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If I had been aware

Too easily I care

Right from the very start

Protect from you my heart

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If it had been foretold

Your love was not of gold

Your truth plied ever thin

I’d not have let you in

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If I had the foresight

To see your wrongs less right

Avoiding the cruel strife

When you stepped out my life

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If I had only known

I would be left alone

Never would I have kissed

Those lips now sorely missed

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If there were one to ask

If you could face the task

Of loving in return

My love not shared to spurn

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A warning of some kind

That love is ever blind

Hidden from wanting eyes

Pretending no one lies

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I gave away too much

My heart I let you touch

For love to be denied

By who you are inside

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Comments
15 Responses to “If”
  1. This is totally relatable to anyone who reads it! The loss of some loves never heals. However, to quote a Garth Brooks’ song, “I would have missed the pain, but I’d have had to miss the dance.”

  2. beth says:

    I think most all of us have been here, so very deep and true

  3. Jim Borden says:

    but as the old saying goes, perhaps it is better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.

    beautiful poem, Brad…

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Quite lovely Brad, the way of the world is what you’ve described and life is at times bittersweet but on we go…

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    The “what ifs” of life.

  6. Isha says:

    Absolutely incredible!

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is bitter sweet. I still dream about my first love I understand that feeling. I think we have all been there.
    Beautiful piece Brad. Love and hugs to you.
    Jonikins

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