Eric Cockrell

I Had A Chance! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

i had a chance
to feed the hungry,
to stop all the wars...

to house the homeless.
to name undiscovered stars,
to know the depths of the oceans....

to fly with the hawk,
to discover fire again.
to cure the disease,

to replant the forests.
to take the secrets of nuclear
power and hide them away...

to take in the orphans,
to climb the highest mountain.
to tear down the pyramids,

step by step...
i had a chance
to rewrite history...

but i chose instead
to sit by your bed,
a shadow hidden by darkness....

waiting, in the stillness,
for the door of your heart
to open again...

may God
forgive me for that!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 8, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 8, 2011

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