I Should Have


Opdyke, IL
15243 E Tiffany Road
United States
38° 13' 18.588" N, 88° 51' 35.964" W

I should have sat next to your bed

When the air was full of dread.

I should have listened to your sorrow,

But instead I said tomorrow. 

I should have gave you comfort,

In your time of need, 

But instead I wanted to flee.


I should have said goodbye when the time came,

But instead I only said something lame.

I should have cried when they laid you down,

But instead I could only take in the sound.


And now as I play it all over in my mind,

I know I should have done more with our time.

But instead I must live with the dread,

And pray for forgiveness instead. 

Until then my friend, I will just have to live

With the "I should haves." 


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