Wish I Knew

I wish I knew
How to be be smart.
How to gauge people
From inside out,
Rather than outside in.

I wish I knew
Not to waste a moment
Whenever it came by
With someone,
Than hoping it was someone else.

I wish I knew
When to say things
That I so badly wanted to,
Than shut up and shut off,
Only to speak what didn’t matter.

I wish I knew
To listen to my heart,
While I still could,
Than regret what is left,
What could have been.

I wish I knew
It was better to be a fool
Than the eternally wise.
For the wise can only teach,
While the fools really live.

I wish I knew
Then what I know now.
But the time has changed.
Now I hope I remember
Everything I wish I knew…

14 thoughts on “Wish I Knew

      1. I’ve always had a tremendous appreciation for poetry and whenever someone is able to put into words feelings and thoughts I’ve always had and be able to express them so perfectly, I usually always let them know! πŸ˜„

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      2. Now that says loads about you! Only a sensitive person is able to feel what someone else is trying to say. Moreover, a kind person makes it a point to let others feel good about their work. You, Cailin, are both.πŸ€—
        I’m so glad to have come to know you.

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