I wish I could turn back the clock
Turn back the clock to yesterday
Yesterday when you were still here
When the sky was still blue
When the sun was mild
Yesterday when laughter filled the air
When the breeze brought good news
When smiling wasn’t such a chore.
I wish I could take a breath,
Let it out and have yesterday,
Like it once was,
An unspoiled paper wrapped present
Patiently awaiting my eager hands
And maybe take it slow
Savouring the feel of the paper
Allowing my gaze linger on each layer.
I wish I could go back to that moment
That one decision
Now, I know the importance,
Now, I understand its weight
And maybe slow down
Let it bounce around in my head
Let the repercussions ricochet like a stone
Bouncing along on the lake’s gentle surface.
I wish I could have all my wishes
The weight of yesterday makes today bleak
And my heart hums with this new understanding
With head held high, I know I’ll conquer.
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