“ A State ” ~ of coulda, woulda, shoulda ~


One ought want find

Avoid the pall,

Of a state inclined

To suffer stall,

Abiding coulda

To survive,

A mental bent

Of less than wild,

Thru vacillating

In woulda tried,

Instead of plunging  

Both feet in the tide,

Though ne’er but clear

One shoulda chose the ride,

Save to discover the other side

Of procrastinator’s thin abide,

To suffer coulda, woulda, shoulda,

And thus forgoing the worth while!


8 thoughts on ““ A State ” ~ of coulda, woulda, shoulda ~

    • Good one, Marianne D. Anyone whose musical influence lives in R&B/soul music has to have gone down the road of coulda, woulda, shoulda, at one time or another, to make a life of that musical world. Beverly Knight obviously has found her way, to get it right! Jean-Jacques

    • Paulette… you are the find of all finds, as from our first contact, you made me feel I was expressing something worth continuing. Thank you for being there! Jean-Jacques

    • C’est bon de sourire, et ci j’ai aux moins réussies à ce point, ce poème aura servie à quel que chose de mieux que verser des larmes. That you should forget to respond in English matters not… that my writing moves you to the point of responding is what is important. Thank you for that…Merci! Jean-Jacques

  1. It is always so easy to say those words with regret. Sometimes, though as I look back, I’m glad that I didn’t. Instead, there were other things that came into my life, unannounced, to bring great joy. What I especially liked was choosing “to ride.” Great thoughts came through this post. Thank you

    • There isn’t anything I can add to this reflection, as I am as guilty as everyone else who has had the good fortune of varied, and or multiple choices, and played coulda, woulda, shoulda. Some will remain with me to the very end, and the fact that they were there for consideration, acted upon or not, were a gift, and I am truly grateful, and thankful. Jean-Jacques

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