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If I Could Go Back

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If I Could Go Back

If I could go back to a much younger me
and tell her about all the things that she'll see.

The things I should change and the things I should not.
The things that I've lost, the things I've still got.

The me of sixteen was insecure and shy.
Would she believe what's to come, would she think it a lie.

Nothing turned out the way that she thought
but some battles were won. They were hard fought.

Some things that happened, they were worth the pain.
Many others, well those, I'd not do again.

She had stars in her eyes, the sixteen year old me.
Maybe it's best if I just let it be.

~~ 13/12/2012 ~~

for David Williams "Hello/Goodbye" contest

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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 4:27:00 PM
    Francine, sometimes moving on is the best.., Congratulations with your winning poem in David's awesome contest.. pd

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 5:41:00 PM
    What happens to us makes us who we are...Congrad's on your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 4:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win friend Francine!! Good day! :)

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:58:00 PM
    Congrats :)

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 12:34:00 PM
    Congratulations! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 7:42:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your super win and great write my dear Francine! .. Happy New Year, too! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:29:00 PM
    Francine congrats on your win, thanks for entering...David

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:15:00 PM
    Big congrats Francine love, and all the best for the new year xx

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 10:22:00 PM
    Wow! i liked it

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 9:51:00 PM
    Great entry, Francine. Yes I ahve been trying to enter and I get that error message. I tried to email Soup and I got the error message there too. So I don't know what to do. Joyce

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 2:22:00 PM
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Christmas Greetings on your poetry. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 11:37:00 AM
    Love this Francine xx

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 5:07:00 AM
    great stuff Francine and on behalf of my wife thank you for choosing her entry as a winner. she is doing much better and sends her love and we both wish you and yours a Merry Christmas/Happy New Year.

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:58:00 AM
    Reads like a winner..Thanks for the honor of being in your winners' list..I hope that you got a chuckle out of the work..Yes, if we could go back and know what we know now we could change for the better or could we?..We won't be able to know that will we?..Thanks again for the placement in the contest...Sara

    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 12/21/2012 4:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by to let me know..Sara
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 7:05:00 PM
    ah to be sixteen again! If we were it would not matter who would show up at our door, we probably wouldn't listen. Great poemFrancine.

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 12:18:00 PM
    Hi Francine lovley words, I would never change andything as then I woul not be who I am, for better or worse, all the best Owen, good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 7:26:00 PM
    francine, this is how I SHOULD have done MINE but I think I told more than I should have and I am wondering if i dare post mine or not. maybe tomorrow. How did Honey work out for you? I got my Christmas cat just today. It's been six months since I had to get rid of Lilah, who was using my downstairs as a toilet. This new cat is black as night and at the other house where I got her from, she was super friendly, so I have high hopes. Wish me luck. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 3:25:00 PM
    Thanks for the heads up Francine. My bad! :) Yesterday and let it be. Hmmm? I guess that's why he wrote those songs. Hope you have a peace filled christmas.

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 4:00:00 PM
    if i could go back one day and remember the scores from all the games.....

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 12:41:00 PM
    A chance we never will get ..... but, if I could ..... - good poem for the contest Francine, good luck! *** - Wishing you and everyone you love a nice Christmas. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)