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If Only We Could Turn Back the Hands of Time


I can't forget those days when you were mine.
How young we were - not even at our prime!
Had we held on, could love have grown divine?
If only we could turn back the hands of time.

What could have been? I guess we'll never know.
Although I've never been caught in a crime,
a crime it was that day I let you go!
If only we could turn back the hands of time.

While drowning in my memories of you,
I sit in silence while I write this rhyme
and wonder if you think the same thing too -
if only we could turn back the hands of time!

Oct. 9, 2019

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Date: 11/6/2019 6:02:00 AM
Many of us would do things differently if we could turn back that clock. Wonderful write and win. Hugs
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Date: 11/3/2019 11:48:00 PM
So sad. Lovely write. Ann
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Date: 10/15/2019 11:57:00 PM
Lovely communication, Andrea in lovely and deep rhyme ... Not just end-rhymes ... I do come across rhyme of sentiments as well ... Congratulations on your nice placement in the contest ...
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Date: 10/15/2019 10:12:00 AM
My friend, you so vividly expressed the depths of regret that one feels when realizing a mistake that has cost them so dearly. This struck me deep as it expressed so very well my own feelings of what happened in own wild youth! Definitely a gem and a fav too!
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Date: 10/15/2019 3:27:00 AM
Back to say Congrats and God bless you with love and prayers, Gina
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Date: 10/14/2019 8:29:00 PM
Congrats on your win Andrea..
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Date: 10/14/2019 8:26:00 PM
back to say congratulations my friend... hugs :)
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Date: 10/14/2019 6:56:00 PM
Congratulations, Andrea - feelings most of us can relate to!
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Date: 10/14/2019 12:45:00 PM
Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Date: 10/11/2019 12:03:00 PM
i guess every now and then we are left with the what ifs of life, maybe through regrets or memories...sometimes it would be nice to step back momentarily but it would alter the course of time in the present too... good penning my friend :) hugs
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Date: 10/11/2019 8:21:00 AM
"The moving finger writes - and having writ moves on.." That line from Omar Khayam sums up your work nicely. Wish someone would invent a time machine! So far, they exist only in fiction! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 10/11/2019 6:10:00 AM
Masterfully written! Love it, Andrea! :) Kim
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Date: 10/11/2019 12:44:00 AM
A great melancholy piece, Andrea, and there would only be one way to know for certain...It wouldn't be the first time something like this has happened ;) Good luck in the contest!
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Date: 10/10/2019 4:42:00 PM
Lovely penned my friend...great entry Andrea...bol...I've started a prayer vigil...Prayers for Lia...more info at the latest potd or my latest post...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 10/10/2019 3:41:00 PM
I like this Andrea. How true it is!
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Date: 10/10/2019 10:39:00 AM
If only we could...this thought has crossed my mind more times than I care to count. Nicely done Andrea. if this is for the contest, best wishes my friend.
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Date: 10/10/2019 10:26:00 AM
Andrea, Indeed if only...time is the only guarantee it seems. Stars are born, and burn out. Those early days the heart beat a little faster, I think. -Richard
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Date: 10/10/2019 8:56:00 AM
Wonderful penned! Good job! i love this poem!
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Date: 10/10/2019 6:01:00 AM
I like the rhythm of the title line, Andrea..yes--we often wonder: what could have been if..lovely flow to your poem.
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Date: 10/10/2019 5:47:00 AM
If only the lonely...Who knows...Nice one Andrea...
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Date: 10/10/2019 4:48:00 AM
We can all have regrets and wish we could turn back time with our relationships not just romznces but with family too, I was only chatting with someone yesterday about how he wished he could have said things to his mum before she died. I wonder if you contacted this guy now would he still hold a flame for you !!-:) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/10/2019 3:37:00 AM
- There are so many "ifs" ... in a way I'm glad we can't find the answer - A lovely poem, Andrea - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/10/2019 2:08:00 AM
Lovely verses, Andrea. Everyone has moments they would like to revisit I imagine. God bless you with many more wonderful poems... with love and prayers, Gina
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