Inertia Kept Me

Be gone — You Ghost of What-If Past!
Alas. Your haunt forever lasts.

You enticed and tempted along the way.
Whispering. Pleading, “Seize the day.”
A siren’s song, you wooed and charmed.
Imploring, “What could be the harm?”

Although attracted by your bait,
Distracted by debts that wouldn’t wait.
Inertia kept me walking on.
Forward. Progress. Must press on.

Ever asking, “What might have been,”
Had I heeded you back then?”
You might continue by my side,
Had I let you be my guide,

Back when your name was yet another,
The Spirit of What-If Future.

© Dr. Phil Bryant



Filed under Poetic Perspectives

3 responses to “Inertia Kept Me

  1. Pingback: Inertia Kept Me — Author’s Reflection | managementdocandpoet

  2. Thanks for the “like”, Jemmy. And thanks for stopping by, yet again.

  3. Thanks for the “like” Yolanda.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s