Barry A. Lanier

Rookie - 3 Points (Georgia)

B Regrets Could Change The World - Poem by Barry A. Lanier

I would regret how terrible it would be,
To go through life never having certain experiences.
I would regret never walking barefoot in a cool mountain stream,
Holding the hand of the one I love, watching breezes blow her hair.
I would regret never seeing the radiant smile,
When my six year old daughter won her first and only beauty contest.
I would regret more never seeing the even bigger smile,
When she gave her trophy and crown to her best friend who didn't place.
I would regret never having gone to heaven,
But I've been there, coloring books with my daughters.
Would regret the serenity and peace of sleeping in on a frigid morning,
Under the tender love and care of rain dripping down on my tin roof.
Would regret never having eaten boiled peanuts,
Southern fried chicken in Crisco, and chilled watermelon.
Would have regret, not having come back to the beauty of verses.*
Would have regret, not addressing that which I have regretted.**
I would regret never feeling serenity, embraced in love's arms.***
I would regret changing anything in life for it would change me****
Would regret never seeing the radiant smile, changing hearts an minds forvever ****
I would regret, that not I had been confronted with death, I would not know how to live*****

Have you any, I'd love to add them to my little prose [ with credit ] and
add to the book I'm publishing 'A Slice of Life'. These regrets could change the world. Send yours as a comment or feedback.
Credit* [John Tiong Chungyoo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Credit**[ Tara Sloblock, Manchester, U.K. ]
Credit***[ Wendy Bureau, Colborne, Canada ]
Credit****[ Cheryl Miller, Logan, USA ]
Credit****[ Akram Sagib, Sahiwal, Pakistan ]
Credit*****[ Almedia Knight, Brooklyn, New York ]

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 22, 2009

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