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  My Poems  

Could I Be?

A poem by Beverly Stock.

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I'd rather be a Could Be

If I could not be an Are.

For a Could Be is a May Be,

With a chance of touching par.

I'd rather be a Has Been

Than a Might Have Been, by far;

For a Might Have Been having never been,

But a Has was once an Are.


Beverly Stock is an American poet who delights in creating poetry that asks big questions about small moments, and inspires readers to revisit the little memories we so often overlook. Her work has been published by The Society of Classical Poets, The Chained Muse, Persimmon Tree, and LightenUp Online, in the UK. Visit and BeverlyStockPoetry on Facebook.

Could I Be?

© 2022 Beverly Stock


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