William J. (Skip) Henderson Jr.


If I Knew What I Didn'T Know! - Poem by William J. (Skip) Henderson Jr.

I did what I did ‘cause I didn’t know what else to do
Not standing up for me and you!
Didn’t leave when I left because I didn’t love you
I just didn’t know what I could do.

Didn’t know how, don’t know now what could be done
So I did what I did as an obedient son.
Didn’t know that I could but know that I would
If I knew, if I knew just what to do.

Too naieve, too young to know
Where my life would have me go
It was not just you I left behind:
Home, family, friends and that kind.

My heart is scarred, my soul is marred
With the guilt that leaves my conscience barred
For ever leaving you, for leaving you,
What would I have done if I knew, if I knew!


Comments about If I Knew What I Didn'T Know! by William J. (Skip) Henderson Jr.

  • (7/23/2007 5:49:00 AM)


    Regret.... superbly penned... a heart tugging piece (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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