I think, therefore I write

If only

rsz_231525_20130201_123359_being_broken_02If only, like a fool, I had not abstained
I’d never know what would’ve been your say
I didn’t have the courage in the past
To spill out my heart

My smile masked the heart that pained
As I stood the best man on your wedding day
Tired of blaming myself, I breathe my last
If only, my mind thought!

Until later 🙂


  1. Aathira

    If only he had spoken up. Who knows, maybe she felt the same! I’m liking your poetry more and more, Keirthana 🙂

    • Keirthana

      True! Thanks Aathira, I am an amateur trying to improve with every poem.

  2. Bikram

    that is why they say .. its best to speak out .. because later the WHAT if hurts more..

    say it out whats the worse that can happen.. it will be a NO at least one would know ..


    • Keirthana

      You are right! Even a no would have been better than the what if’s.

  3. Ajay Kontham

    Exactly I’ve been telling a friend of mine regarding the same issue. I also warned him that it will be late before he gains the courage.

    • Keirthana

      May he gain courage soon!

  4. Soumya

    Sigh. If only.

    A true story in many cases.

    • Keirthana

      Yes. The If Only’s of life hurt more than anything


    Even the most outspoken people make this mistake. I know one time I did…not that I am outspoken
    Good one!

  6. Uma

    yes, if only we gather the courage at the right time..nicely penned, Keirthana!

    • Keirthana

      Thanks Uma! Courage at the right time is the real one otherwise it’s a waste of will power

  7. Cartic

    Interesting. But was thinking how come you be the best man, then thought it’s a poem and it’s not about you. 🙂

    • Keirthana

      Thank you! Yup, it’s fiction 🙂

  8. Barath

    A sad but true story for many… BTW a superb poem.

    • Keirthana

      Thanks Barath! Hope people make wiser and courageous decisions.

  9. Confused Soul

    *Sigh* I wish he didn’t.
    I wish he’d spoken. I wish…

  10. Rupasi

    oh ya! there have been times when i wished i should have said what i wanted to but then there are times when i wished i hadn’t :-/
    this ‘if’ is… bleh… it makes me crazy!!!

    • Keirthana

      It’s not my place to say but still… I always think that telling out loud is better than the silence that tortures us later. I’d take a loud and harsh ‘no’ any day than the ‘what-ifs’. But, people and opinions change!

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