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Time Machine

A Poem

“Time Machine”


If only I could find a Time Machine.

I would live the “what could have been”

I would turn back the clock to the past.

Take the days taken for granted and make them last.


I am happy in my life today.

But I cannot help but wonder of yesterday.

All the chances I did not take.

All the words I did not say.


To feel the Summers that never seemed to end.

To feel forever before it began.

To silence the echoes of my mind's voice.

To take a gamble and roll the dice.


Back to a day when life was so simple.

Where we would cast a stone without fear of the ripples.

In the river to the ocean where we did not fear the Sea.

To take a gamble on you and me.


If only I could find a Time Machine.

Maybe I would find the white picket fence and fields of green.

Maybe the sun wouldn’t set on the romantic dream.

And we wouldn’t be a chapter of what could of been. 

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Steven Baldry
Steven Baldry

I have been writing Poetry since I was a teenager. Now in my late thirties I enjoy it more than ever. I find it a wonderful release and it helps me to free my mind and understand myself and my emotions.

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