Francis Duggan


I Should Have


I should have said sorry to Matthew
And I should have kissed Jelna goodbye
And I should have asked Joan out to dinner
Instead I'm left to wonder why

That I did not make the most of my opportunities
But I left my chances go by
Far too late now for ruing my lost prospects
Success is not for those who don't try.

I should have brought shares in that Company
Before they were snapped up by my mate
He now drives a brand new Mercedes
And for me it is sorry too late.

I should have professed my great love for Dympna
And plucked up enough of courage to ask her out on a date
But now she is happily married
Time for me of course did not wait.

I should have done things I did not do
But courage is not on my side
Perhaps shyness leads to my reluctance
And I worry for a loss of pride.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 02, 2008
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