If only...What If.....

Avatar Author: Cariad Ceffyl Lover of Poetry, Prose, Fantasy, Nature, Spring and all things Celtic. A died in the wool hopelessly hopeless Romantic, on a journey of sorts. I write fiction although, occasionally loosely, Very loosely, influence by li... Read Bio

Sorrow and anguish
Of innocence left
Given and taken
Non-refundable gift

Heartbeats purging
The memories fading
With every beat surging
Trying to forget

If only I could give it back
as if it never were
turn back the clock
To the way it was before

I’d give my life’s blood to return
The unknown innocence you had
I’d bring it all back to that place
That dream: what if….. But I can’t.

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Comments (4 so far!)

  1. Avatar inky blue

    Beautiful sentiment, although it’s not the healthiest way to live your life, chasing “what if”’s.

    For me, personally, the rhythm and rhyme are confusing, and detract from the narrative, but all in all, it’s something entirely relateable. I can think of many people in my life who I’d like to rewind with.

  2. Avatar Cariad Ceffyl

    Thank you Inky. I’ve gone back and tweeked it. I think it’s better.

  3. Avatar inky blue

    I can’t put my finger on the changes but I know it feels a lot smoother, and I love the sound of the second verse.

  4. Avatar Cariad Ceffyl

    ;) thanks!