What If

(I see a woman, wondering and pondering of “what if’s”  and “what might have been’s”.)

What If

what if we didn’t meet?
what if it didn’t happen?
what if our hearts did not collide?
what if our bodies did not unite?

’twas like a movie, in full production
i was the star, and you; just being you, in anticipation
you said your “hello,” i think i said “hi” in return
i felt butterflies in my stomach
i’m sure you felt them too, i bet you did,
don’t you contradict
that’s how we first met, but
what if we didn’t meet at all
that afternoon?

we were inseparable, totally connected
adjustment wasn’t needed, it was just a word
we had endless conversations and pointless arguments by the alley, on the bench,
in the street, and even in the silence
of the church where everybody’s head was bowed for meditation
that’s how we bonded, but
what if it didn’t happen,
that afternoon?

your “i love you’s” were in many different forms
sometimes it camouflaged as the meatiest, savory Filipino version of the famous spaghetti
at times, it was in the simplest form of a rock hard candy, fresh from your pocket
sealed with a kiss, or the sweetest, 
most romantic verse written
that’s how we fell in love, but
what if our hearts did not collide,
that afternoon?

remember that beautiful late afternoon?
framed by the doorway, against the dazzling sunset, you held my hand for the first time,
then, we kissed our first kiss, ’twas magic,
’twas love, ’twas pure bliss,
your kiss felt like heaven on earth
your lips on mine felt like forever
that’s how we became one, but
what if our bodies did not unite,
that afternoon?

what if we didn’t meet?
what if it didn’t happen?
what if our hearts did not collide?
what if our bodies did not unite?

will there still be, a promise of forever?

will i ever be with you in the twilight of my life
where i could lovingly lay my head on your shoulder, from dusk ’till dawn?

For Sadje’s WDYS

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/07/12/what-do-you-see-90-july-12-2021/

51 Comments

  1. Oh Mich! Such a touching take. An idea did not strike me immediately after I saw this picture prompt but after reading your take, I feel inspired too. Thank you for that!

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  2. Oh Mich you have asked the eternal question! And one that my mother would have shusshed saying “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth!” I believe in that eternal spark that occurs between two hearts – the one that makes you know that it is the real thing and not infatuation or convenience! Wonderful poem!

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    1. Thank you so dearly Val, your mom is amazing, i can tell by the way you share her wisdom to us …and yes, you will know if two hearts are bound to be together forever …😊😊😊

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  3. Wow Mich. you’ve created a very personal monologue here. I feel the depth of your words, sometimes we have to leave the what would have been, else the mystery becomes mundane. Brilliantly transcendent.

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    1. Yay, this what i miss about you here Gina, you say the things that i can’t say, and it adds layer to my written piece..thank you my friend😊😊😊

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  4. This was simply amazing!! I love the whole moment in time effect…and the fact that things perhaps occur for a reason, maybe that meeting was destined to occur on a different path. This was such a gorgeous write.🌹

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  5. ‘your “i love you’s” were in many different forms
    sometimes it camouflaged as the meatiest, savory Filipino version of the famous spaghetti
    at times, it was in the simplest form of a rock hard candy, fresh from your pocket
    sealed with a kiss, or the sweetest, ‘
    I felt the fervor attached. It is so romantic and the above mentioned lines are fantabulous Mich.

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