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"Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." ~Thomas Edison

I had a goal, a mission which I planned to accomplish
Completing that task had been my greatest wish
I thought I had meticulously planned it perfectly
But my first attempt as I designed it turned out inaccurately
So I tried this and then I tried that
I wanted exciting but it came out flat
I thought to myself, “I’ll give it one last endeavor
By this time my thoughts were, “it’s now or never”
That last shot turned out to be my final blunder
I proclaimed, “I quit” and walked away but it left me to wonder
What is the very next try had brought my goals realization?
I would not have been left to suffer these feelings of frustration
There would have been dancing in the streets with great jubilation
If only!


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Reviewed by steve Chering
I love this. sadly, reflections of a hopeless world..but for a small chosen ...few.
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine
Oh! Yeah, We all have THESE FEELINGS of regret. I didn't give up - My book, The Garden Path' finally made it. Out of 2l8 poems etc I chose l3l and produced a book. Look for it on Lulu. soon on the market. I will try to advertise on Authors Den and other places. Any advice from a pro will be appreciated. At 89 still going strong. I am just an old rose still blooming
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
loved it Lew, kind of reminds me of some of my quitting failures in life. I quit school but went back and got my degree, I gave up on my deadbeat dad cause he didn't love me, later on he died and left all his land to a cousin, if I'd kissed his butt right I'd be pretty wealthy now. I'm proud of myself for not giving up on writing even though I had thought about it, too much darn drama, I'm low profile believe it or not. Anyway I decided to go on and be the extrovert I'm not, I almost gave up on my wife but decided to hang in there, I have no regrets for staying with her, besides I'm too old to start over. take care
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
So many times in life we all wonder, 'If Only.'
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Great message Lew!
Reviewed by George Carroll
If life were only so simple
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