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I Wish I Knew

Author: Donna Ashworth
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I Wish I Knew Poem Verses

I wish I knew that life was short,
And time would never wait.
I wish I knew that love was rare,
And not to leave it to fate.

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About the poem

The poem reflects on the speaker's regret about not realizing the true value of life and love until it was too late. They wish they had understood earlier that life is short and that time is precious, and that they had taken the opportunity to cherish their loved ones while they had them. The speaker acknowledges the rarity and importance of love and wishes they had not left it to chance or taken it for granted. The poem is a reminder to appreciate and cherish the people and experiences we have in our lives while we still can.

The Structure of Poem

The poem is structured as a quatrain, with four lines in each stanza. The rhyme scheme of the poem is AABB. The poem has a simple and straightforward structure, with a clear message about the importance of cherishing life and love.

Best Quote from I Wish I Knew Poem

This is the poem 'I Wish I Knew' by Donna Ashworth
"I wish I knew that life was short, And time would never wait. I wish I knew that love was rare, And not to leave it to fate."
This quote is a reminder to appreciate the preciousness of life and love, and to not take them for granted. It encourages us to make the most of the time we have and to cherish the people we love while they are still with us.

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