I’ve Come Undone

I’ve Come Undone

If I could undo anything that’s happened in my life,
I would not undo enemies or illnesses or strife.
For all led up to my life now that really isn’t bad.
All given, I am happy, and frequently I’m glad.
My palm trees may need clipping and my dogs may have the mange,
but all in all there’s really only one thing I would change.
I’d undo one tequila or two or three or four.
I think that that is all I drank. I can’t remember more.
And after that, that dance I did as others ringed the floor?
I fear I chose to party when I should have chosen the door!

And that knee I rocked on back and forth, remembering the twist?
I fear I chose to overdo instead of to desist.
My friends did not remove me, but cheered me on instead.
And now I have a throbbing knee and needles in my head.
That knee I’d earlier injured when I fell on cobblestones
had healed, I thought, relieving all that aching in my bones.
But now I’m hobbling back and forth–gimpy once again,
for you gotta pay the piper when you choose a life of sin.
I know my knee will heal and that this agony will end,
but please remind me next time that tequila’s not my friend!!

The Prompt: If you could undo something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.

10 thoughts on “I’ve Come Undone

  1. Allenda Moriarty

    Love it! I can see you out there on the dance floor now. Wish someone had filmed it and would put it on Facebook. As for friends telling you to cease and desist, it’s never going to happen when you keep them laughing on the sidelines. Shake that thang girl!

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  2. john flanagan

    There’s much wisdom and forgiveness here, Judy, and what really makes it worthwhile for me at any rate is that you deliver it with style and grace, no boring preachy ‘stuff’

    i enjoyed this so much – Thank You.

    Big Hug


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  3. Sam Rappaz

    Ah Judy! This had me smiling all along. I hope you recover completely and soon, from your falls and the memories of them.
    PS: I wrote a Sylvesterian Near Rhyme and posted a link on your blog. Hope you read it when you get the chance. 🙂

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