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Coulda Woulda Shoulda

November 30, 2009
By DEARtiffanyy GOLD, West Hills, California
DEARtiffanyy GOLD, West Hills, California
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I coulda been someone
a smart cookie
coulda been someone ma and pa woulda been proud of
I coulda left doors open
neva too late, they say
shoulda never thrown away them keys
I wish I coulda followed those dreams
woulda been real happy now
I wish I coulda appologized
maybe say some things
shoulda neva left things broken
I wish I coulda been more strong
coulda cried into your arms
I wish I coulda been more confident
there be no blush upon my cheeks
no tears or sorrow
I wish I coulda been there for you
when you needed me most
shoulda neva pushed you away
I wish I coulda asked for help
it woulda been nice for a change
I wish I woulda taken that picture
too bad I can't remember it now
I coulda won a contest
woulda been the winner
I wish I coulda tried new things
coulda liked it too
woulda been someone new
I wish I coulda appreciate
shoulda neva took it for granted
I wish we woulda neva fought
'bout the things that tore us apart
I wish I coulda believed in myself
neva hopeless, useless, nor worthless
I wish I woulda just listened
I wish I coulda just said sorry
shoulda just said sorry
I wish I coulda talked to you more
yet I knew you 16 years my life
woulda liked to get to know ya
we coulda woulda been good friends

The author's comments:
Regretfulness is something many of us go through.
They say, "forgive and forget", but how can you forget the mistakes that have so deeply scarred your heart and memory? Can you forgive yourself?

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