guilt prevents me
from writing what i feel.
it will be like announcing
to the world all my woes
and scittering whatalls.

the whatifs plaintively
whimper for their own little corner.

the whatwills shy away
from asserting their prophecies.

alas it is the shouldhaves that
proclaim the stage…their seething
anger leaves no room for the
philosophically inclined couldhaves.

the wouldhaves…that sorry bunch of late-sayers.

repeat themselves to death.

Each time creating another
self-deprecating soul…

and therefore we get no further to what ever there is to have.


10 thoughts on “whats

  1. I have only been a blogger since October 14, 2011…and what you have written in this poem, certainly is the dilemma I face when choosing to write or not…it is now May, 3, 2013…and I am trying to more honestly BE present and write in the same manner…I have been inspired by the writers and poets on these many blogs, who are so courageous in what they write –their freedom of expression!

  2. asoulwalker says:

    The first line is so… it just resonates so deeply with me. And I am sure I am not alone. How many times has that been the case? And sometimes perhaps we should keep it to ourselves… and other times if we had just shared our problems with someone… such a powerful poem.

  3. ~Lady Day says:

    Ah. Guilt. It prevents me from writing everything too. This I understand well. Xo

  4. haijin amin says:

    i am faced with the very real prospect of losing my job by friday. and my wife, son, and i will lose our home shortly after that. this piece speaks to me. thank you for sharing it.

  5. Prashant says:

    write ‘cas you want to.
    write ‘cas you wish to.
    write ‘cas you can.

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