Michael Pruchnicki

If Only I Had Studied Harder - Poem by Michael Pruchnicki

That's what I thought in those final moments-

If only I had studied harder and learned
by heart the declensions of Latin

If only my parents had acquired wealth
enough to send me to university

If only my grandparents had left
the old country in time

If only my impetuous nature
had been restrained

Perhaps this dismal death
might have been avoided

But then I never would have
become Achilles!

Comments about If Only I Had Studied Harder by Michael Pruchnicki

  • Michael GaleMichael Gale (10/14/2008 10:51:00 AM)

    Life is like a foot, Always painful and hard to walk upon. Great poem-God bless all poets and readers alike-MJG. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

[Report Error]