If Only – Prompt 79 – Phrase Phase #12 and FFfAW-Week of 9-29-2015

Louise, with the “The Storyteller's Abode” has provided our prompt photo this week. Thank you Louise!

Louise, with the “The Storyteller’s Abode” has provided our prompt photo this week. Thank you Louise!

If only I followed my heart instead of my head
I wouldn’t be living in that shed
If only I went out with Brad instead of Pete
Perhaps my life would be complete
If only I finished my degree instead of eloping with Pete
I swoon over his manly ways and he was sweet
If only I concentrated on my career instead of bearing children
I seem to be forever living with my apron
I would be staying at the cottage house by the beach
The sky began to change from grey to peach
I would be sailing and catching fish with our boat
The water is refreshing as I float
I would probably still have my figure and career
And hopefully have a gorgeous year
I would probably still be happy with my life
With friends to go out for our nightlife
But I have made some rash decisions
I have to think about the little ones
And I have to suffer the consequences
Ponder carefully before I make choices


For: Prompt 79 – Phrase Phase #12 and Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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  1. Priceless Joy · September 29, 2015

    Great poem! Wonderful combination of 2 prompts! Very nicely done Lady Lee. Thank you for participating in FFfAW Challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ruby Manchanda · September 29, 2015

    Wonderfully crafted post

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  3. Donna · September 29, 2015

    Really great …I love the idea of it two in one and so well done!

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  4. J.A. Prentice · September 30, 2015

    Excellent poem! I like the way you merged two prompts into one.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. mandibelle16 · September 30, 2015

    That’s a great poem. We cannot live in the present if we are only looking back to “if only” I’d done this or that.

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  6. Joy Pixley · September 30, 2015

    You always hear that you shouldn’t waste time on regrets, but it can be hard to recognize your own bad decisions and work to reverse them, or at least prevent further damage, without regretting them. A fine line.

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  7. Susan Langer · October 1, 2015

    Good rhyme with your poem. I like how you were able to combine two prompts. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. creatingahome · October 1, 2015

    Almost doesn’t count, time to move on.

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  9. momtheobscure · October 2, 2015

    I really like your rhyming scheme.I imagine her looking off to the distance and pondering her “other” life. We can get caught up with “what if” sometims and regret things, but it’s silly. Life is life, What if’s only work for future plans not past regrets. Great merge of the 2 prompts. Kudos

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