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What if I had turned back that day
Made a quick U-Turn at the beginning
What if I had walked alone
Instead of with the devil
What if I had ran from his hands
Before he slipped through mine
What if I had stood my ground
Instead of crumbling at my own feet
What if I had ignored that call
Made him the one with no voice
What if I had held my own door
Instead of letting stereotypes win me over
What if I had taken the veil from my eyes
Before he placed one on the everyone else
What if I had spoken up
Instead of silently carrying his guilt
What if I had left after the first 2nd chance
Made him the fool
What if I had moved far away
Instead of staying on his radar
What if I had enjoyed my youth—
Before it was ripped from under my feet
What if I had demanded respect
Instead of crawling on my knees begging for it
What if I had turned off my phone
Made myself the sum of my experiences
What if I had trusted my instincts
Instead of losing everything
What if I had noticed the devil still on my back
Before he was at my throat
What if I had fought back
Instead of simply accepting defeat