I would if I could

can you see past today

He sat down,

And looked her in the eyes,

he said I love you,

then begin to cry.

He said he wanted,

For her to only be happy.

He didn’t intend

for life to be this tragedy.

They had been together,

For a long, long time,

Been thru quite a lot,

But sometimes it seemed fine.

He had tried,

talk to her a hundred times,

she said it’s better now,

but only in his mind.

She said a lot,

Her temper raged out loud,

She would say I won’t you gone,

Until she calmed down.

He would say,

I have nowhere to go,

I would be on the streets,

Somewhere in the cold.

So life went on,

He died in side a little every day,

He wanted so much more,

How did it get this way.

Sometimes he would

Think I’m walking out that door,

But she would

Keep the kids, the house and more.

So he stayed

Until the end he tried to make it work.

Trapped by life,

Money, kids and the courts.

They asked him,

Why did you tough it out?

Because I wanted my life,

More than caring for myself.

He sat alone,

And looked back on all the years,

He watched his

Kids grow up, and held back his tears.

He tried to be

A good person thru it all,

Maybe just maybe,

That was his down fall.

As he pondered over

How his kids turned out so good.

Would he do it all again,

He answered with a smile,

I would if I could.

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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

That was so beautiful.........


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R.Cochran 5 years ago from Dahlonega, GA Author

Thank you


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

You are so welcome.... Yoe are a great writer. I enjoy your work. Next this hub is up for an award!!!!!!!!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Very good, I could feel it all and I suppose it use to be more true over the centuries than today, not suggesting it is true for you, I hate when people do that to me. I even wrote a poem telling everyone all I write is not about me. I have lost a brother; so rated you up and will go read that. Polly


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Cici2hip4u 5 years ago from United States of America

I cried throughout this whole poem... and more and more until the end. Here's some advice: Write more:)


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R.Cochran 5 years ago from Dahlonega, GA Author

I thank you all for reading.

R.Cochran


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heavenbound5511 5 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

Hi R. Cochran.

Doing what is right and honorable is a sacrifice but never in vain.

You have a big heart let God's word heal and protect it.

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.> Prov 4:23

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