This is one of three poems to follow. The prompt, “If I could tell you” was given in a class I’ve been taking on Saturday mornings. Our assignment was to write a poem using this line. I wrote one poem in class which is this one, but insisted on writing two others using this same prompt,just because. Hopefully, you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them!
If I could tell you how I really feel,
would it change the game, a brand new deal?
If I could tell you what you mean to me,
together again, would we now be?
If I could tell you about the nights I’ve cried,
and awakened to tear-stained pillows dried.
If I could tell you just how lonely I’ve been,
without my soul mate, my very best friend.
Would my telling all, be a means to an end?
By Sylvia Porter-Hall