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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Confused (08/16/07)

TITLE: Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda
By Sally Hanan
08/22/07


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I thought I couldn’t do it,
but then I thought I could,
but then again, what if I can’t;
what if I can and would?

If I can then could I?
If I can’t then would;
would everything I could do,
become what shouldn’t should?

If I could really do it,
then surely so I should;
and if I couldn’t do it,
then what I couldn’t could.

Should I do what I shouldn’t?
Should I do what I should?
Should I do what I can do,
or should I, would I could?

Could I do what I would do,
if everything was should?
Could I be what I could be
if everything was would?

Wouldn’t it be shouldn’t;
shouldn’t it be could?
Couldn’t it be wouldn’t;
Wouldn’t it be could?

So if I can but wouldn’t,
and if I would but can’t,
then what I should or shouldn’t
do depends on what I shan’t.


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Dianne Janak08/24/07
NOT only is this perfect for the subject of confused, but I have totally forgotten my name. Where am I?
Joanne Sher 08/24/07
Wow - if I wasn't confused before I started this, I sure am now! A second read-through was much help. I can't even IMAGINE crafting something like this - I'm very impressed.
Dee Yoder 08/24/07
Let me think about this for a minute...I'm sorta confused. :) I think I need to read it more than twice to pick up the direction, but I don't care, it's so perfect for the Confused topic! If I could follow it, then I wouldn't be confused, would I? Or should I? Uh, never mind. You do it so well!
Lynda Lee Schab 08/24/07
HUH?

And that's all I have to say about that. LOL

You definitely nailed the topic. :-)
Beth LaBuff 08/25/07
This sounds so much like Romans 7:15 & 16 "15I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good."

What a great fun poem. I love it!!
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/25/07
Wow! I coulda, woulda, shoulda been utterly confused by this!
Sharlyn Guthrie08/25/07
Delightful! And, well...a little confusing. :)
Jacquelyn Horne08/27/07
Cute confusing poem.