What if life was played in fast forward?
Would you not notice the blurred images
kaleidescope colors, warped sounds
and desparately try to focus on the moment?
Would you think about tomorrow,
remember the past, have time to breathe
to care, to reflect, to appreciate?
Would anything that worries you matter ten years from now?

What if life was played in reverse?
Would you redo things, differently?
Experience love of each other more carefully?
Rethink your actions and priorities
or feel the need to change your identity?
What would matter ten years from now?

And if life was paused
Would you be doing, what you are doing right now?
What is the first thing that comes to mind?
Could you be happy? 
Was love your greatest quest?
What really matters right now?

Either way we all reach the end.
But we write our own story
Life is about choices

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a.griffiths57's picture


To fast forward or reverse life, this rearely occurs but the matter of choices is fundamental. And if the wrong choices are made we all need even more choices to sort the  matter out. So long as choices are always available. Great poem loved it such a good read ckkmate's.

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Idea of fast forward or reverse was hypothetical to cause one to think.

I've wondered my own mistakes and made choices to change a bad decision

Yeah something's are lessons in life and can't be changed.

That's when a choice to accept and pray and even move on have to happen.

Many need a wake up call today. I wrote it after watching horrifying news.

We all need to seek daily what do I do today, now.

What needs changing? How? When?

No what ifs here neither and boldly without fear or regret and guilt

I just lay it all down at God's feet and move forward afterward.

Thanks for your kind review and support!


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word_man's picture

you are absolutely right,life

you are absolutely right,life is about our choices

ron parrish

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And Ron

God knows some of mine were very bad.

Glad I'm alive and had a chance to make better choices

Cuz, honestly I should be dead.  Grace of God!

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

Poetry is passion,imagination & soul mixing together....