What If

What If

A Poem by Theresa

I have a life of one that I am proud

But why is it that I always go back

Back to those two simple words

What if

Those words haunt me in my dreams

They constantly enter my thoughts

Everything happens for a reason

Or does it not

So many times

So many situations

I could have made a choice

The choice that I left behind

Would things be different

Would my life be more complete

Why do I live in the past

Dwelling on the choices I made

Is there reason behind my doubts

Should I have chose another path

Since I’m always left wondering

What if

© 2010 Theresa

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Very nice and definitely an idea that so many people are familiar with. I don't think I know anyone who doesn't wonder "what if". And it is haunting. And we do wonder if it's destiny. And we do think about the choices that we have left behind. It gets worse as you get older. ;) Good job!

Posted 7 Years Ago

'What if' so often translates into ' i'm scared' perhaps. 'What' is a genuine question, well put... 'if' is an almost there, on the move. Put them totgether and they're the bars at the window. Your poem prompts thought, see!

Finely written, fine meter.. interesting because your words extend into your reviewer's world.

Posted 7 Years Ago

oh, the nebulous "what if"...you can what if to death, Theresa and worry yourself sick about it...
I like to say."what now".....cause there aint anything you can do about the past.....'cept learn from it...I thought this was a wonderfully astute write that you can most definitely learn from...
The thing about life that truly amazes and confounds me, Theresa.....is fate...
Making a left hand turn verses a right hand turn can change your life forever...
one correction if you choose to .... should I have "chose(n)"
Nice job,

Posted 12 Years Ago

Ah yes, that can also be described as beating yourself with a big stick. Best to say to yourself this is what I chose and leave it there! You capture the agony of this kind of mental torture well. But here's a thought... maybe if you had made another choice you would have still got to the same place because where you are is exactly where you're supposed to be....

Posted 12 Years Ago

"Should I have chose another path

Since I’m always left wondering

What if " This is very true. wondering on a moment of your life if you could have done things different. What outcome would have come from doing things different. Would it make such fiasco better or worst? This poem gives me lots to think about. great job on this poem!

Posted 12 Years Ago

absolutely wonderful

Posted 12 Years Ago

Brilliant work :) as usual great write Thanks for sharing :) these nice emotions and imaginations

Posted 13 Years Ago

sounds like you have a fantastically creative, imaginative mind....:)
Aside from a couple of grammatical errors (I'm sure you've spotted them anyway), i enjoyed this piece. It flows well, and it paints a picture of someone truly intelligent, questioning their journey through this life....something that I think many of us do....look forward to reading more of your words....

Posted 13 Years Ago

Taken from everyones mind. Very well written.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Wow, this poem really makes you think. Well done.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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28 Reviews
Added on January 8, 2010
Last Updated on January 8, 2010



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