Nov 29
poem 0 comments challenge: Do-Over
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Lost Time, Lost Opportunities

“If you could have one do-over in life, what would it be?”

My mind suddenly starts whirling up moments that brought upon me embarrassment along with tinted rosy cheeks plastered onto my face 

But then I think of the opportunities I missed too

All because I doubted myself 

I guess it’s true what they say

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will

I would stand idly by the sidelines whenever an opportunity popped up 

I wanted to take my shot

But my shot never left my hand

And as the opportunity drifted away

Regret made itself present inside me

I felt my regret stronger than my embarrassment

So if I had one do-over

It would be to sign up for that team

Talk to that person

Go on that adventure 

Apply for that contest

So many missed opportunities slipped away on my part

What could’ve been 

Was unknown to me

But now in the present

I will make up for lost time

By snatching at the new opportunities presenting itself at me

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