What If

What If short poem

I saw you struggle today
Coffee and bag, trying to open the door
I slowed my pace
Not wanting to communicate
Choosing not to help
What if I had
Would you have made it to your interview
Without a coffee stain on your shirt

I heard your frustration today
In the store, with your crying child
I looked the other way, pretended not to see
When you dropped your bag
Choosing not to help
What if I had
Would it have helped you see
You weren’t alone

I saw you standing alone at the party
Not knowing anyone, feeling awkward
I did not approach you
Say hello, and start a conversation
Choosing not to help
Ease your discomfort
What if I had
Would I have discovered a new friendship
One that lasts a lifetime

Today I sat alone and cried
Just needing someone to reach out
But they all passed me by
Choosing not to help
What if they had
Would it have given me hope
Eased my pain
Helped me see I wasn’t alone

What if

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I am so glad you are here. Please make yourself at home, here, next to the arm-chair. Let us talk of poetry and life; let us laugh and crack jokes; let us rule the world with our lofty thoughts and electrodes for those out of line.Most likely I will pee a little when we laugh, and my thoughts are usually random rather than lofty, but you know what they say: “The dog of the exceptional wisdom has the bird of sleeping monkeys in his dreams!”Anyway, I was talking to a guy the other day who was high on pot (he was standing on the toilet) and I mentioned my fear of bush hogs and roaches. He comforted me and then asked why I was in the stall with him.So there you go, my full life story nowhere on this page. I feel like we know each other so much better now. Sometimes I’m serious, sometimes I seriously funny, sometimes I’m seriously gassy. I am at all times grateful for your support.If you have an idea to share, or just want to drop a line, you can contact me at peanuttyoh@yahoo.comBe excellent to each other and glitter on glitterbombs.
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