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Did'ja ever wonder - What If -
you had chosen something different?
What impact might those choices have had?
Road Least Traveled?
© - Tom Hyland - 04-19-2010
Yeah - I took the Least -
Let’s review the ‘Failures’ -
And consider the Cost:
Failed to save my Old Marbles -
Mom put them in the Trash -
Which caused some Quarrels.
Failed to save my Comic Books -
Originals from the Fifties -
Same Fate - gave her Dirty Looks!
Failed to ‘die’ once in a While -
Playing ‘Cowboys n’ Indians’ -
Was too ‘Invincible’ to Buddy Wally.
Failed to say ‘yes’ and go to Mt. St. Joe’s -
Mom and Dad would have Scrimped and Saved -
And gone without any ‘Fancy Clothes.
Failed to accept MSTA Scholarship -
At Seventeen, who would want to be a Teacher?
On my shoulder then - t’was a Big Chip!
Failed to go to MIT - become an Engineer -
Miss Gross was Quite Perturbed -
Gave me a lot of Razzmatazz n’ many a Jeer.
Failed to Propose to Sweet Little Sue -
One Really Big Mistake - Later a -
“Dear John Letter” left me - Oh So Blue!
Failed to stay Civilian back in 1960 - September -
Joined USAR and went away to Fort Knox -
Which Killed Love’s Dying Ember.
Failed same year to stay at SSA -
By now I’d be a GS-18 Level -
A Cabinet Member Maybe?
Failed to stay at JHU - back in ’73 -
Wouldn’t have gotten ‘Screwed’
Out of Seven Years towards Retirement - Oh Me!
Failed to Sue CPPA - back in ’74 -
Failed to Sue CH&H in ’75 - and KA&W in ’83 -
Three CPA’S - pushed me out the Door!
Failed to stay in First Home, back in ’79 -
Additions on it - RV in the Driveway -
Second Home in OC - Oh So Sublime!
Failed to Win Suit against RK&K in ’98 -
Collusion of their Lawyers and the Judge -
Threw my Case out the Gate!
Failed at - AMWAY - AAI - PRE-PAID LEGAL -
Even HERBALIFE and other Pyramid Schemes -
Was a Lousy Liar - more a Dove than an Eagle!
“Two roads converged in a Wood”
Took the one Least Traveled -
If I had my Druthers - All might be Unraveled?
© - TKH.
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|Reviewed by D Johnson
|I could've made some smarter decisions about my life...regrets? not one.
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|It's the big "If only" isn't it? I don't think I have met anyone over 50 who hasn't had some regrets. A part of life I guess. Too bad we can't live it backwards. Hugs, J|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Can't change the past so to worry about it now makes little sense; damn, I should listen to my own advice here...take care of you in the NOW...Ed|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|You've managed to send me down Memory Lane, and there are so many roads I could have, and probably should have taken, and didn't, but there's only one on your list, I truly regret. I also let my dear old Ma throw out my comic book collection, and I just know I had an original Superman in there somewhere - some guy just got $1.5 Million for his!!|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|and then, there's the face back the scope cross hairs...you failed to pull the trigger and didn't changed history.
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|WELL TOM...YOU'VE PUT A GOOD QUESTION OUT THERE AND THIS IS HOW I LOOK AT IT. BEING A CHRISTIAN, I BELIEVE THAT "...ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD...." SO THAT ANSWERS ALL MY WOULD'VE, COULD'VE, SHOULD'VE QUESTIONS BECAUSE I KNOW THAT GOD WAS WITH ME ALL THE WAY AND... WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW? IS JUST WHERE 'HE' WANTS ME TO BE. SURE, MY PLANS CHANGED PLENTY ALONG THE WAY, SOMETIMES NOT FOR THE BETTER...BUT...'HIS' PLANS NEVER DID. PLEASE DON'T FORGET WE ARE 'HUMAN, TOM,...GOD NEVER DOES. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS, LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|