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Hey Younger Me

If I Had It To Do Over Again

By Earl W. PearlPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read

If you knew then what I know now

You likely wouldn’t change

We’d miss life-lessons still, somehow

And that’s a little strange

Would you have finally took a wife

Then watch our family grow

This surely would have changed our life

The loneliness we know

We never gave “that college try”

That’s still a big regret

We’ve no excuse or reason why

So THIS what we get

I see those with security

With IRA’s and stocks

We raced with immaturity

The first one out the blocks

Whatever does it gain someone

To have their every want

But forfeits when their life is done

The things they used to flaunt

You, younger me, were truly lost

Today we know the Lord

To die in sin comes at a cost

And THAT we can’t afford

At least we have eternity

Investment’s in our soul

We’re now in God’s fraternity

And that’s a greater goal

The smartest thing I ever did

Forgave us of our sins

I bowed to Him from whom I hid

So now this sinner wins

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Earl W. Pearl

I’ve been writing poetry (rhyming mostly) for about 7 years and have recently transitioned to writing novels and short stories. My poetry genres are faith, humor, social issues, politics, pretty much any subject matter.

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  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    AMEN! So loved this poem!

  • Rowan Finley 2 months ago

    This makes me emotional, thank you for sharing.

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