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'Should have - Could have'

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'Should have - Could have'


when thoughts drift away to things that should have been that you wished could have been all the exit signs marked you wish your feet would just move so you won't feel like you didn't try but in the back of your mind, you know you did your heart's echo is sometimes so piercing you struggle to actually go even though you know it's not safe to cling to that thing that should have been that thing you wished could have been
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  1. Date: 8/17/2012 6:42:00 PM
    Wilma, you are master of your craft! Great and wonderful words!!! Take care

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 6:30:00 PM
    The title reminded me of Shel Silverstein's poem "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda". I enjoyed it from start to finish. The hearts's echo IS piercing. Great job!

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 6:57:00 AM
    could very much relate to this wilma . i just saw my self in the mirror through ur poetry. *smiles* Ron

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 4:26:00 PM
    Well you know me well enough to know this poem is a reflection of some of me. Well written piece my dear sweet CTH. and PS I am awaiting that kiss :•) Be good Hun. Xox Michael

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 4:50:00 PM
    This is indeed a gem of a poem...so often we let our minds drift there...moments lost, slipped by and wishing we could have, should have done things differently. Enjoyed !!

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 4:36:00 PM
    Outstanding write from Cape Town,(as always!).The everlasting "should have-could have":-) Thanks for sharing this gem dear Wilma..Have a great week! Hugs and Love,Arild

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 3:04:00 PM
    Yes, should have/could have - this is one I guess we can all relate to, Wilma. Love this write, my friend. Lfde - and congrats on your wins, of course. I'm having a good week, thanks - hope yours is a happy one : )

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 9:11:00 PM
    aint that the truth...enjoyed your poem Wilma...luv...Joseph

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 8:30:00 AM
    wow this one is beyond fantastic Wilma..luv.. your heart's echo is so,etimes so piercing.. can relate luv.. hope u r having a super day.. we r on beach.. pups and all.. luving it..

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 5:38:00 AM
    Excellent piece..for this is soooo true!!! Thx Wilma for sharing..hugs

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 11:39:00 PM
    shoulda coulda. It can't be said any better than this little gem. I like this a lot, and I'm glad to hear Shackled is not based on anything wrong in your life!

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 1:16:00 PM
    Oh Wilma...you have been looking into my mind and heart....this is a fav my friend...well done...love ya, deb

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 11:53:00 AM
    I really enjoyed this grandiose and wondrous write Wilma! I know exactly how you feel within this poem! This piece expresses a perfect dilemma that is often felt with having something hanging over your head that could've been different, maybe should have been different! What a fabulous write, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 11:25:00 AM
    the pathos springing from this piece is amazingly arranged, wilms... i stutter!... huggs!

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 8:50:00 AM
    wise words. i think we all waste time on the "should haves" and "could haves." nice poem!

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 6:53:00 AM
    So true Wilma......live life today....love it, nicely written. - (Thank you for congrats on my b.day.) - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 5:33:00 AM
    Oh this is so intriguing Wilma, a simple question, But! a wonderful poem, love to see and read you again. harry