I think, as we look back on our lives, there may be some things that we perhaps think we should not have done. I would like you to think of one of those things and tell us 'the tale' now that a lot of time has passed from the time the incident happened. I'd also like you possibly to reflect back on it from today's perspective. Even though you 'shouldn't have' done it, are you glad you did?
I'm thinking of a time in my life when I was in 8th grade. It was early evening, and I went for a walk with three friends to a park that was near a yacht club. On a whim we decided to walk down and look at the boats. While we were there, two young men who were drinking beer invited us to come onto their boat. I had a bad feeling about this, but the others wanted to; so I went along with it. After all the three others thought it was okay. Well, it did turn out all right. Nothing bad happened; but I knew that it could have. When I returned home, I didn't tell my parents.....which was a sign to me that I really knew I shouldn't have got on that boat.
Am I glad this happened? I do think so, as I did learn a lesson. I learned a lesson without anything bad happening. I knew that there wouldn't be a next time with this situation. I haven't told my story here in poetry form, but I might......or I might choose to write about something else.
Anyway, how about you? What 'shouldn't you have done' in the long ago (or not so long ago) past? Tell us the tale poetically. And somewhere in the poem let us know if now, looking back, you have regrets or whether somehow it's become part of your life history in a way that's okay.
I really am looking forward to seeing what you write about. I'll be visiting the blogs of each of you who links, using Mr. Linky below, a new poem written for this prompt. And I hope each of you who links will make the rounds as well.
Mary from In the Corner of My Eye.