I should have said no


I close my eyes and what do I see?

I see myself just looking at me

I am full of regret and sadness too

on what could have been, had I not listened to you


I imagine myself with flashing lights

Going on to endless flights

Traveling on to places unknown 

Hidden treasures found in the coves

This is my own 'should have been'

If I had known how to say no


I ponder these questions alone at night 

Would I have been happy? would I have been nice?

I sleep with regret and tears fly by my eyes

My own 'could have been' how sweet it would be

For these are my dreams and only mine to own

Because, Father I should have said how I don't want to go


But no I am to busy accomplishing your dreams

Things would have been different had I listened to me





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