If I could Do It All Over Again
If I could do it all over again, I would get back on my mark, get set and go. I might not have won the race, I might have fallen flat on my face, but at least I tried. At least I gave it my all.
If I could do it all over again, I would have punched that kid right in his nose, maybe land a good left or two. Maybe I would get a little banged up. Maybe I would lose the fight. But at least I stood up for myself. I would show these kids that I was not to be messed with.
If I could do it all over again, I would be proud of my heritage and not pretend to be someone I’m not. I might not have been as cool as the others. I might have been ridiculed or lost status. But at least I would have stayed true to myself. I would be friends with people who accepted and appreciated me for who I am. I would have belonged.
If I could do it all over again, I would have gotten up and danced. Maybe my moves wouldn’t be the best ones. Maybe I would look like an awkward robot next to everyone. Maybe I would get a few giggles here and there. But at least I would have fun. At least I would learn a few moves and dance the night away.
If I could do it all over again, I would have thought for myself rather than trying to please and conform to others. My decisions wouldn’t always be the right ones. I would learn through trial and error. But at least I would do what I thought was right. At least I would be in control of my own life.
If I could do it all over again, I would march right up to her front door—shaky voice and all—and tell her that she is the most beautiful, perfect human being I have ever met. I might have walked away broken-hearted. I might have made a fool of myself. But at least she would know that she is an angel in the eyes of at least one lovestruck young man.
If I could do it all over again, my life would be different. I would be stronger, bolder and more successful. Maybe I would be a different person. Maybe you wouldn’t recognize me. But at least I would live my life to the fullest. Maybe I still can.