|If I Had
There would have been fewer heart aches IF I’d kept my head and not blamed others!
IF had had trusted my own judgment, I’d have known hardly any pessimists.
I should not have dealt in lies, IF I had been mature.
My dreams would have been fulfilled, IF I had sacrificed more.
There would have been limited disasters, IF I had pursued triumphs.
Would I have been a fool IF I had not been twisted by dupes?
I’d not been easily broken, IF I had stood by my principles.
Would I have been a loser, IF I’d not been so reckless?
I would have been more human, IF I had been forgiving of ALL my shortcomings!
To err is human, IF I can be more self-accepting.
I will be a man, IF I can make sense of all this.
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