What if? – Poetry

Standing by the window

I look across the waves

See them rising and falling

Coming forth and receding.

Questions rise, like them,

In my mind constantly

Leaving my heart restless

And my soul in a dilemma.

Why didn’t I stay?

Why did I walk away?

What if I had tried harder?

What if I hadn’t let you go?

Would you have made efforts too?

What had made you change?

What if I had never let you go?

But now I feel it’s too late!

What if I had taken that step back?

What if I had stood by your side?

What if I had tried a little more?

But now, I guess, we’ll never know!




4 thoughts on “What if? – Poetry

  1. Beautiful words so well articulated Syeda and an apt picture too od wondering did I do the right thing or not.

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    1. Thanks! Glad you liked it.


  2. Beautiful and so accurate of love.
    Even when we know we couldn’t have done anything different we question ourselves, replay events, conversations, our actions and choices, haunted by that horrible ‘If’.

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