What if?

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There’s always a first time.

Eyes meet and steal the known,

Tomorrow a heartbeat

That whispers, “What if..?”

And every possibility

A butterfly.


There’s always a next time.

A hopeful eagerness

Opens the secret heart

And shivers. “What if?”

Breathlessly anticipating

Every moment.


There’s always a that time.

A perfect certainty

In a fragile ocean

That defies ‘what if?’

A captured star in the sea-foam

Always sparkling.


There’s always a last time.

The numbness of sorrow

At parting and passing

That questions, “What if?”

The heart must choose regret or beauty

To remember.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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43 Responses to What if?

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    Beautiful write Sue 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. mbrazfieldm says:

    So beautiful and touching 💗

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje says:

    Very lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Laura Denise says:

    Gorgeous words and photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. The Happy Book Blog. says:

    Ahh, beautiful💜

    Liked by 1 person

  6. willowdot21 says:

    That is so beautiful and true. We really have to concentrate on the beauty, grasp it and hold on to it because it might fade if we don’t keep it alive in our hearts 💜💜💜

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  8. jenanita01 says:

    Yes, how many times do we say those words? How many times do we wonder about the choices we make, or usually, didn’t make?


  9. This is lovely Sue, and a beautiful rose.


  10. Colline says:

    Beautifully written


  11. Lovely poem. Perfect to read while sipping a lemonade on the porch.


  12. joylennick says:

    An ‘ethereal’ poem, beautifully written. Can inhale the fragrance of the rose… xx


  13. Eliza Waters says:

    A perfect pairing of poem and photos, Sue!


  14. Beautiful, Sue… ❤ Sharing.


  15. I love how you interspersed the poem with the rose. 🌹


  16. Jennie says:

    Just beautiful, Sue!

    Liked by 1 person

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