Hindsight

“It seemed like a good idea at the time”

Is a phrase I uttered all too often in my youth

Trying to justify my stupid actions

Like jumping off a three-storey car-park roof

Or giving a teacher a ton of abuse

Nearly resulting in me being thrown at of school

And contrary to several witnesses’ views

It wasn’t just a matter of me trying to be cool

It just seemed like a good idea at the time

 

Like the time I almost stood in front of a train

Or put a knife to my wrist

Ready to slice open the vein

I saw no better way to let go of the pain

Silly little things IΒ very nearly did

Because they seemed like a good idea at the time

But hindsight has taught me

They were anything but clever

I’ve learned from the experience

And come back stronger, and better

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13 Comments

    1. Yeah. Told one teacher to pretty much go fuck himself and that he needs to be fired. And jumped off a car-park roof after consuming ten times the recommended daily intake of energy drinks, in an hour…
      Obviously I never stood in front of a train, but I was ready and waiting on the platform edge as the train was arriving at the station. And I’ve been close to other bids for oblivion, before having a change of heart.

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    1. Thank you ☺
      Yes, I am glad too. And it was after the nearly-moment with the train that I began writing again, as well as finally being honest about my problems.

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