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Mr Ifonly

Rating: 4.8

Mr Ifonly sat down and he sighed,
I could have done more if only I had tried
If only I had followed my true intent
If only I had done the things that I meant
If only I had done the things that I could
And not simply done the things that I should
If only a day had lasted a year
And I had not lived in constant fear
Mr Ifonly sat down and he cried:
I could really have lived if only I had tried!

Now life has past me by and its such a crime,
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Darren Jkoeryo 27 August 2020

Yes if only had he used his judgmental skills properly and utilized his talent accordingly he would be happier not repenting like this.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 27 August 2020

Oh yes if only such things would have happened or wouldn't have happened then......so beautifully narrated 10++

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Mahtab Bangalee 27 August 2020

Mr Ifonly sat down and he sighed, I could have done more if only I had tried.......... Yes it is true People can do a lot if they want to The only man in this world is the wisest and most powerful People are changing, refining and enlarging the world If people want, they can live together for the sake of universal humanity

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Erin Cowart 27 August 2020

Well now I feel judged!

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Khairul Ahsan 27 August 2020

'If only.....' - so many things could happen if only....! Loved this humorous poem. Congratulations on its selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!

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Susan Williams 27 August 2020

I have a feeling that 99% of the population had similar thoughts when they were at death's door and they were certainly annihilating ones to have. The other 1% refused to think them whether or not they were true. If only I had read this poem as I was growing up... maybe schools should insist on students memorizing it.

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Edward Kofi Louis 27 August 2019

If only i had tried! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 27 August 2019

the story of Mr. Ifony, a victim of one having excuses for failures marvelously portrayed. Well worth modern poem of the day.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 August 2019

Now life has past me by and its such a crime, Said Mr Ifonly who had run out of time....so touching and impressive. This poem is nicely executed by Brian Patten.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 27 August 2019

A well written poem by Brian Patten.....

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