Last day, first day. Hold on tight. “If I knew”


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If I knew

A Poem by Coyote Poetry

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If we knew the future. Would we have done things differently?

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                          If I knew

If I knew yesterday was our last day together, was the last kiss we shared.
If I knew I would never embrace you again. I would of held you tighter.
I would have said more tender words and took a lasting picture for my heart and mind.

I didn’t know love was fragile, promises easily forgotten. I didn’t know love would wither
away. I didn’t know love was like cut red roses. Given freely and slowly dying becoming
dust and memory.

I believed in the elixir of the sweet kiss and  I believed in the love words that stirred my heart and hope.
I didn’t know absence create forgetfulness.

I didn’t know thriving love was held on by a simple thread. Honored by few who bestowed love as
honored and blessed.

Today If I have known. I would of been kinder and held tighter to kind woman. I would have never left you.
Too late for sweet dreams and promises forgotten.
IF I knew. I would have never allowed you to leave my life.

Coyote/John Castellenas