What if

What if

And what if

And then what if

And he hadn’t

And she didn’t want to know

And he had never asked

And she had never said yes

And what if he had never spotted her in the first place

Or he had simply gone somewhere else

Like his usual place

What if he hadn’t missed his bus

And walked into a bar

where divas and devils

Congregate and coagulate

Away from the rain

Stuck together like so much dirty sticky glue

Rusty romancers and out of luck chancers

Absconders and highly seasoned responders

To any kind of action they can get


What if she had left work at her usual time

Instead of taking that last phone call

What if her eyes had been shut to all and everything

As she entered the room

shaking the rain out of her hair

And slumped in a corner

What if their eyes had not met

What if he hadn’t stated the obvious

Are you wet

What if she hadn’t laughed

What if on that day love had not existed

What if….. 

◄ is he

Who is the fairest ►


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Martin Elder

Thu 18th Jan 2018 20:18

Thanks for reading and enjoying this poem Manisha.
Much appreciated

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Thu 18th Jan 2018 15:37


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Martin Elder

Wed 17th Jan 2018 16:52

Thanks to Rose, Colin, Leon and Ankita for reading and commenting. Thanks Nigel for liking You are all very kind

Thanks Leon for your encouragement with the profile, I do hesitate to call myself a poet and like to leave it to others to make up their minds.
thank you all again in easy so encouraging to find positive comments from such esteemed writers of the word

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Ankita Srivastava

Tue 16th Jan 2018 20:24


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Tue 16th Jan 2018 11:53

hey Martin, forget that question mark on your profile pikky you ARE a poet because like all of your previous work this piece also proves it.


<Deleted User> (13762)

Tue 16th Jan 2018 09:13

excellent Martin, deserves several readings and I will certainly come back for more later in the day. Col.

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Rose Casserley

Mon 15th Jan 2018 11:06

nothing less than fabulous Martin.Top marks!

Rose 💋

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