What If...

What If...

A Poem by G. K. Bostic
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Day 7 April PAD Prompt: What if...

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What if there’d been no World War II
And a sense of duty calling to you
To go off and fight as such a young man
Leaving your wife, just a child too,
To care for her three young children alone?

What if you hadn’t gotten TB,
Then maybe she
Wouldn’t have had the disease
She couldn’t survive…
What if my mother hadn’t died?

What if you hadn’t felt the need
To replace her with me?
What if you’d just been the father
You should be,
Instead of the man
Who nearly destroyed me?

What if….


 

G. K. Bostic - 4/7/11

© 2011 G. K. Bostic


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And how many people ask that question over and over again, at a guess near every person on the planet at one time or another....I know I have.....So much pain involved in that question, next time keep it to yourself :OP..........

Er that was me just foolin ;O) enjoyed, thought provoking, thats why I'm still here

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And how many people ask that question over and over again, at a guess near every person on the planet at one time or another....I know I have.....So much pain involved in that question, next time keep it to yourself :OP..........

Er that was me just foolin ;O) enjoyed, thought provoking, thats why I'm still here

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the eternal question - i guess we never know the answers to "what if", we're always stuck with the reality - beautiful write Gloria!

Posted 10 Years Ago


Strong write that is filled with emotions through and through. What if's is a part of life as sad as it is! Loved this!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


Gloria, there is so much emotion found in these what ifs. A life lived, and a person affected, what if we hadn't become who we are, would we still have what we love?

Great Write!
RLG,
Tommy

Posted 10 Years Ago


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I am glad I am not him hearing these what ifs. Yes very strong poem in meaning. What if's from the past will never come to be but it is okay to wonder about them and what reality would be like for us today.

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Powerful, so many times we wonder "What If"?.

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Retired Special Education Teacher & Supervisor, Writer of poetry and Nanowrimo novel, wife, mother, grandmother, and lover of country. I can be found at www.gkbostic.com Update: Since I wrote this .. more..

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