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If There Were


If there were a way to fly, high up into the clouds in the sky,

Dancing among the white puffs of those milky white fluffs,

Then you would agree was grand, what a good boy am I.

If were a way to skip over waves, out on the deep blue sea,

Never to fall below the crest, as I danced on the top all day,

Then you might say was rare, and just how happy I must be.


If there were happiness everywhere you look, without a pout,

No suffering children with no clothes or any food, no homes,

Then we would each be so joyful, all of us then give a shout.

If there was not greed, those who would take from the others,

Only the goodness found deep inside of us, without any hate,

Then we would truly be family, like that of sisters and brothers.


If there was a way to change this world, make it a better place,

Wouldn't we try to give our best, of this life we've been blessed,

Be content in all our choices, as we each live in a state of grace?

If we could accomplish this deed, Lord only knows of such a need,

Wouldn't we find a way to heaven, walking on the celestial streets,

Having settled the lifelong question of the hereafter at last, indeed?


© 2018 whonunuwho


whonunuwho (author) from United States on April 30, 2018:

Thanks, MsDora and many blessings to you and family. whonu

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 30, 2018:

Every wish might well be a prayer, someone said. Great thoughts!

whonunuwho (author) from United States on April 30, 2018:

Thank you Gypsy. Many blessings. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 30, 2018:

A most wonderful and inspirational poem.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on April 29, 2018:

Thank you for your kind words, my friend. Many blessings to all. whonu

Marc Lee from Durham, NC on April 29, 2018:

What powerful words and powerful sentiment....Kind of reminded me of Imagine, but his was less from the Religious perspective....

whonunuwho (author) from United States on April 29, 2018:

My thanks to Ann, Louise, Michael, and Eric for your nice words of support. Many blessings to all. whonu

whonunuwho (author) from United States on April 29, 2018:

Thanks Eric. Many blessings. whonu

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 29, 2018:

Lovely and inspiring. Thanks

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on April 29, 2018:

That's a lovely poem. If only there was no greed in the world, it would be a much better place to live in.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 29, 2018:

Lovely, uplifting poem, whonu! It gives us hope that we can strive for a better world.


Michael-Milec on April 28, 2018:

A Cry is loud and real. "If" is present longing of humans soul- you have illustrated poetically in right direction ... - pointing to the cross "where the Lord" has bestowed for as many "IF" a heaven on earth to willing and obedience.

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