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Perhaps if . . .
by Roger C Simmons

Thursday, September 16, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A poem about unwelcome change.

Perhaps If . . .


The soul in anguish
Tears washing mascara away,
she cluthches her goose-down pillow and
stares out the window at the rainbow
and dreams about life as it might have been,
but never will.
If only she had done this or that differently . . .
not put on weight
not changed the color of her hair
gotten breast augmentation
laughed at his inappropriate jokes,
most of them aimed at her.
The egg salad sandwich from the day before
still lies on the bed next to her
undisturbed, but wilting with time.
The glass of milk on the nightstand is
turning into yogurt.
Yet, still she stares . . .
She knows all too well that she can not go back but
by the same token
does not want to go forward.
Perhaps if she had blue eyes instead of brown.
Perhaps if she were younger.
Perhaps if . . .


 


 

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Reviewed by Carla McKimmy (Reader) 5/17/2007
recent fan...found you by accident or fate?...hard to live thinking life is random and has no reason...are you sure you don't know me, you write as if you do...you are an amazing inspriation...glad to meet you Roger Simmons...wanted to thank you for things you just don't even know...looking forward
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/21/2006
another very real/human work
Reviewed by Donni De-Ville 9/19/2004
Very enjoyable Roger! I have just found your site and will come back to read some more.
Why haven't we heard more about you?
Most of the Authors on here are SO boring, but you personality comes over so well!
Don't lose hope, you should try and find a publisher as you deserve to be with one of the best!
Donni-Jay



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