One third of this poem is my own work. I joint forces with two other friends to compile this moving piece.
AS INSPIRED BY INCREDIBLE POET- MARK GRIST.
If I could travel back in time,
I would visit all the places I miss
I would visit all the people I want to see
Let them know how I felt before they had the chance to walk out of my life.
Those moments which didn't last long enough I would stretch out
And I would speed up the moments which never seemed to pass
Make the most of the sun before the vain set in.
I would guide myself into the right direction,
I would pop that bubble when it all went wrong,
I would have cried before the pain set in.
I would have promised to have no regrets.
If given half a chance I would dodge, redirect, avoid.
Stay well clear.
I'd stop myself before I started.
Put my hands on my shoulders
and hold myself back.
Shake myself, wake myself.
Count to ten, suck it in.
Smile, grimace, grin
I couldn't see it,
But life was worthwile