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Laura Burns United States (5/8/2013 1:39:00 PM)

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This one, maybe?:

I'd Pick More Daisies
By Nadine Stair

If I had my life to live over,
I'd try to make more mistakes next time.
I would relax. I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have on this trip.
I would be crazier. I would be less hygienic.
I would take more chances, I would take more trips.
I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers,
and watch more sunsets.
I would burn more gasoline. I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I am one of those people who lives
prophylactically and sensibly and sanely,
hour after hour, day after day.

Oh, I have had my moments
And if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them.
In fact, I'd try to have nothing else.
Just moments, one after another.
Instead of living so many years ahead each day.
I have been one of those people who never go anywhere
without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a
raincoat, and a parachute.

If I had to do it over again, I would go places and do things.
I'd travel lighter than I have.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefooted
earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.
I would play hooky more. I wouldn't make such good grades
except by accident.
I would ride on merry-go-rounds.

I'd pick more daisies!

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  • Michael Vann (5/9/2013 1:04:00 PM) Post reply

    Thank you Laura Burns. This is probably the poem I was looking for; it fits in many significant ways. Only thing it does not have is something about walking on some grass that is posted " Keep Off The Grass" and I probably just imagined that part myself or it was part of the class discussion about what the class thought the poem meant. Thanks again, Michael Vann

  • Michael Vann (5/9/2013 1:03:00 PM) Post reply

    Thank you Laura Burns. This is probably the poem I was looking for; it fits in many significant ways. Only thing it does not have is something about walking on some grass that is posted " Keep Off The Grass" and I probably just imagined that part myself or it was part of the class discussion about what the class thought the poem meant. Thanks again, Michael Vann

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