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If We Love It...

What if those cells collide
what if the world beats to a different rhythm
What if our path is forked
What direction will we take
What if we have no choice
for the first time in our lives

What if things go smoothly
What if then we're three
What if it gets hard at times
What if we do our best
What if something 
we never thought was in us
well, what if it suits us

What if there's a name
What if it's etched across our hearts
becomes the story of our lives
What if it was for this 
that we've unknowingly been waiting
What if putting our selfish 
selves upon the shelf
well, what if we love it

What if in the fading light
we sit and smile at all we made
What if they sit 
and smile with us too…




◄ Beguiling Sirens

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Sun 15th Aug 2021 22:48

Hi Adam, thanks so much. It's not often I write a poem from start to finish these days without much editing, this one just popped out fully formed. It is rather repetitious but I thought the idea of coming to terms with the prospect of being a parent might be best summed up in a whole lot of 'what if's. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Thanks also to John, Holden. Stephen and Jennifer for reading and the 'likes' ?

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Adam Whitworth

Sat 14th Aug 2021 13:18

I must applaud the way you've packed a lot of great lines together with no padding which is an achievement in itself, but of course this poem is much more than that.
I don't normally go for repetative poems but this is good,
good, good.

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