William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD
There are some things I try to forget
Those are the things that I regret
When I was young, I was a fool
I regret I didn’t stay in school !
I regret my ability for writing rhyme
Is not improved by passing time
I regret smoking player’s plain
And the nicotine cravings still in my brain
I regret too much whiskey beer and rye
And now I ask the question, why?
I wasted health and time as I drank
That money could be in the bank!
I regret I do not have all the answers
As to why many friends they died of cancer
In Nevada they watched the Atomic Bomb
And now these friends they all are gone!
I do not regret my years of Army life
I don’t regret Lynne, my darling wife
I do not regret my four beautiful daughters
I don’t regret grand children’s laughter
I regret hearing the Aids Orphan’s cry
And I ask my self the question why?
We in the West do not do more
To help the starving suffering poor
Give help to ICROSS if you can
Help your suffering fellow man
Assist us now, do not forget!
Lest you regret; less you regret!
©Copyright August 30, 2004 by Billy Willbond
Submitted for the September 2004 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Regret”