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Might Have Beens

I tread 
through memories 
of yesterday 

savoring the sweet 
skirting the bitter

But tomorrows 
are treacherous territory

I tiptoe gently 
so not to wake 
the "What Ifs" and 
the "Might Have Beens"

Copyright (C) 2023 Penny Wilson All Rights Reserved
Thank you to Chuck at The Reluctant Poet 
for the inspiration for this piece. 


Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

21 thoughts on “Might Have Beens

  1. Wow! Bellissimo, Penny, Bellissimo!! It is so amazing what you created with just a tiny, tiny seed of inspiration!! Bravo to your muse too!
    This will be one of your classics!!


    1. I’m in that boat too! It’s okay as long as you can do it without regret and more in the wondering mode so you are good with putting that memory back in your memories archive. I think these are more proof that the Universe had something better for us. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜βœ¨πŸ‘

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  2. This is fantastic, Penny, I absolutely love it! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž So that’s what I’ve been doing all wrong…I haven’t been tiptoeing! πŸ’ž


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