Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #54 - Hindsight is Rather Tricky
(posted by Magaly)

"If I Knew Then What I Know Now"

In thinking about hurtful
endings in particular
periods of my life, would I
not want to prevent ensuing
pain?  After the struggles
and joys, the learning
and loving, at some point
life ends.  Knowing that,
I still choose to live.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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11 Responses to Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

  1. Jim says:

    Ornery kids get spanked? Life’s lesson # 101.


  2. My choice too!

    I don’t think pain is the only way to learn and grow – but as we can’t go back and undo it, if we experience it we may as well learn and grow from it!


  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    A friend once told me “When I meet challenges, I consider what I am to learn from this”. Good plan, but difficult to execute!


  4. Helen Dehner says:

    Learning to move on … I believe it to be one of life’s basic challenges … and best to do it with as much grace as possible💜


  5. As do I! For if we end it, then we’ll never have a change to experience the good (or mend the bad).


  6. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Good for you! There’s more to life than wondering what might have been, if…


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