SOB ( / Galway, Ireland)

Conditional

If you knew who I was now
When I knew who you were then
Would you forgive me before
We ever became them?
If you gathered in the harvest—
Stacked and counted the bales
of our soul-searing pain,
Numbered the bushels
Of our flesh-scalding tears,
Compacted the silos
of loneliness, doubts, fears-
If you could have counted the cost,
Would you have sown the first seed?
If you factored in lies, betrayal, mistrust,
Could you ever have loved me
Before they became us?

by Seamus O' Brian

Comments (23)

Seamus a wonderful write. If we were able to know in advance would we open the door? ++10
excellent conditional writing on the theme of life If you factored in lies, betrayal, mistrust, Could you ever have loved me Before they became us? 10++++
Profound and thought provoking poem with beautiful scripting, if we know the future, do we choose differently.Excellent! ! full votes!
If you knew who I was now When I knew who you were then Would you forgive me before We ever became them? - - - - - - -I am just awed by your poems, their word play and depth alike. (contd) Had we known what would become of us, would we have acted the way we did.Life is too unpredictable.The beauty lies there.
If you could have counted the cost, Would you have sown the first seed? If you factored in lies, betrayal, mistrust, Could you ever have loved me Before they became us? ... great theme. It is a brilliant poem on life duly inscribed. Thanks for posting.
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