If I Could Go Back In Time

 

Back in Time
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If I could go back in time 

What would I do

In those precious moments that I have lost

I have thought about this many times

And often wondered

Is it worth going back again

After all the miles that I have crossed

Is it worth thinking about bygone times

But then  I think about the happy times

Times that I have enjoyed so much

And when I do 

It makes me want to go back again

But then the sad  heartbreaking moments

Makes me think of whether I want to go back at all

Back down the very same lanes

Lanes that I have crossed 

Now 

That brings me back to the question

What will I do

If I do get back those precious moments 

I will 

Make right things I could have

But did not

Do all the things I could have

But did not

Say sorry for the many times that I should have

But had not

Connect with long lost friends

Enjoy each and every moment

Appreciate even more

Whatever God blessed me with

Value all relationships

Realize how precious life is

I guess

This realization comes with time and age

Experience teaches us at every stage

And so my dear friends

These are my thoughts

We should live life to the fullest

For each moment is a precious snapshot

 

Nithya Venkat

Nithya Venkat

Writing is my passion, nature my inspiration. I enjoy reading and listening to music. Poetry is my favorite form of expression. I also write poems and articles on HubPages under the pen name "Vellur".
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Nithya Venkat

Writing is my passion, nature my inspiration. I enjoy reading and listening to music. Poetry is my favorite form of expression. I also write poems and articles on HubPages under the pen name "Vellur".

16 thoughts on “If I Could Go Back In Time

  • May 9, 2016 at 5:12 AM
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    Hi Nithya. How very nice to read your first poem here. I often wonder what I would do if I could go back in time. Fun to ponder on. I enjoyed your poem.

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    • May 9, 2016 at 5:33 AM
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      Phyllis Doyle Burns thank you and am glad you enjoyed. Time travel will definitely help to find out what we would do in those moments!

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  • May 9, 2016 at 5:12 AM
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    Welcome and very nicely emoted and expressed, those thoughts of past, the good and bad. Regret is counter-productive as it is with experience that we create a better present to influence the future. Great work

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    • May 9, 2016 at 5:31 AM
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      Tony De Lorger thank you for your warm welcome. Yes, as you say regret is counter-productive and we should keep going on taking with us all the experiences that we have had in life and learn from them.

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  • May 9, 2016 at 9:19 AM
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    Hi Nithya, this is a wonderful first poem on The Creative Exiles. I have often contemplated how I would do things differently if I could go back in time. However if unless I retained the things I know now, it would be a waste of time because I would probably still make the same mistakes. Live for the present is better advice than worrying about the past.

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    • May 9, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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      Hi John, yes you are right living for the present is definitely better than worrying about the past but sometimes I wonder.

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  • May 9, 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    Nithya, Nice , very nice , something we all think about and hopefully not TOO much . Thank you for sharing this .

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    • May 9, 2016 at 4:19 PM
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      EdF thank you. Thinking of it now and then is totally fine but as you say not too much.

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  • May 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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    Nithya,

    Very beautiful and thought provoking. Makes me wonder. Welcome to TCE.

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  • May 10, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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    Welcome Nithya Venkat to the site, I look forward to reading more of your wonderful work. To go back in time would certainly be a life changing experience for this poet, there is so much I would change. I would leave the demons in hell and finally find peace for my soul.

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  • May 10, 2016 at 2:10 AM
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    Vincent Moore thank you for the warm welcome and yes it would be a life changing experience.

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  • May 14, 2016 at 9:17 PM
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    I think we all would like to go back in time and perhaps change some directions we foolishly made. This is a thought provoking piece. I enjoyed reading your free verse.
    Ruby

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    • May 16, 2016 at 5:03 AM
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      Hi! Ruby! Nice to see you here. Thank you for your visit and am glad you enjoyed the read.
      Nithya

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  • May 17, 2016 at 1:01 AM
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    Very beautiful Nithya. I have had these same thoughts so often, probably everyday without thinking, wishing I had done better or more or just relieve what was so very good. A really enjoyable read, very well done.

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