A Misstep of Regret
two steps back, a misstep I took, crossed a line;
but with a step, I learned much;
the next steps, with care, I began to take.
but I look near, and I only see,
what that step really cost me.
I see the path I had to take, so close today,
alongside me, but someone pushes me away.
and in a moment, what I lose –
a part of me, that did not choose,
another friend parts, and my path feels astray.
not hard to see that I’ve changed,
but no chances are offered always,
not even a first; leave a second, never a third.
wounds can heal, friends reconnect,
I only ask a chance, not this neglect,
can one misstep tumble everything away?
this heart of mine, it beats simple,
holds on a lot, to what it once cared,
remembers the good what we once shared.
two steps back, a misstep I took, crossed a line,
if I could cross back, things could be fine,
but only with chances, life can be changed,
can it be given; can you pull me back in time?
(© 14th September 2015)