Where Is The Life I Could Have Had?

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Where is the life I could have had?
Where is the life I should have had,
Would have had
If I had only known at that once-upon-a-time moment,
When destiny was supposed to happen,
Passed by…
When I was supposed to have recognized the opportunity,
Followed the star that in my youth I wished upon,
Heard the calling call…
Instead missed like two ships passing in the night?

When did my dreams fleet away?
I tried to spark the fire many times,
But it always seemed too little too late.
And, when I reached the farthest,
The floor fell out,
The sky collapsed,
And my world has never recovered.

What is to be learned from this?
I don't know,
But I feel more pain the further I go.
Stop the train?
I don't know how.
I am too cowardly and uncertain to pull the shroud.
I scream my dreams allowed,
And hope someone who can help will hear...
But no one who can help appears.
What if I have done all I can and faced the fears?
Will one day my dreams be real?
If not, what's left?
Just disappear.

Written on 05/25/2014
Revised on 05/25/2017

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