A Bridge to What Could Have Been

Beyond a bridge you never crossed:
perspectives neither held nor shown,
perhaps a treasure sought, now lost,
experiences left unknown,

a thousand paths yet unexplored,
potentials futures set aside,
discoveries to be ignored,
untaken chances, dreams denied.

Perhaps this happens for the best,
but who could ever claim to know?
You either stay or leave the rest.
One choice is all: to pause or go.

A Bridge to What Could Have Been © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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12 lines.  Image inspiration (a person musing on one side of a bridge with lights in the distance) prompt challenge - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2775300-8-poets-write-to-creative-art-prompt
Submitted: March 27, 2021

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