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If only I could turn back the hands of time,
I would suck on my mama's breast until I was
the tender age of five.

If only I had listened, participated and raised my hand more in class,
I know I would have been a better parent/person today than the one that I am.
If only I had prayed a little more and believed in God more than man,
I'd probably be a better christen today and an even better woman.

If only I had waited patiently and not rushed my days along,
I probably wouldn't SECRETLY wish today that death would come and
perhaps steal me away...
If only I had known that times would get so hard.

If only I had a little more time on this journey through planet earth,
I'd probably change my ugly ways and stop living through yesterday.
If for only once, I could turn back the hands of time,
not only would I smell, taste, and yes swallow
my food down, but this time I'd 'somehow' digest it...

Written by Thadine N. Quick


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