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What Could Have Been


Alice C. Bateman

Iím grieving, for all the lost love in my life

For all the dear ones who are gone

For what could have been, for what used to be

For all the times that Iíve been wrong


Iím grieving, for not ever knowing

That feeling that love will stay true

The tears flowing from my eyes showing

The loss from things I never knew


Of course there is much to give thanks for

And I do, every day, all the time

But why is it so hard to just give me

A love that will truly be mine


What have I done, that I donít deserve love

What have I done thatís so bad

Why must I always endure so much pain

Why sit here feeling so sad


Of course Iíll feel better, and Iíll carry on

As always, as always before

Iíll go back to work, and Iíll lock up my heart

And not let anyone near my core

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