12 September 2011

What if?

It's a simple question about life's journey and what if we went down another road...

If our life had just begun,
Would we spend our days,
Lying in the sun?

If the kids were all grown,
And out on their own,
Would we be content,
Or moan and groan?

If we had the money,
To get away,
Where would we go,
Just for a day?

If we didn't have any bills,
How many stomachs could we fill?

If we had more time,
Would we volunteer,
Or just give a dime?

If we could live life again,
How many fences, would we,
Try to mend?

If we were able to confess,
Would we be able,
To rid ourselves of unknown stress?

If we realized,
All the gifts, we received,
Would we still feel,
Cheated and deceived?

If it was, that ifs were no more,
Could we unlock our doors?

If the world had no reason to fight,
Would it be possible,
The Creator would be in sight?

And if all of this came true ,
We could stop dreaming,
And finally, start believing!

1 comment:

  1. thoughts from Authors Den

    Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 5/26/2005
    Indeed, Dave. What if. I do believe our happiness lies in experiencing fully what it is that we do have instead of losing ourselves in longing that can never be satisfied. Ah, the wealth before us...

    Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/13/2005
    I firmly believe that we have lessons to learn here, and that our free will concerns how we respond to circumstance. All of us have regrets and we do need to contemplate why we chose a certain direction, but then we must learn from it and let it go. I agree with you Dave that the pain in our lives is a gift that leads to our growth...

    Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/13/2005
    Ahh the great what if debate. Is there a person amongst us that hasn't asked those words a few hundred times in their lifetime, but you have done it justice.

    Reviewed by June Thompson 2/13/2005
    If only, what If, these are thoughts that puzzle me greatly right now this was a terrific poem, very thought provoking as Robert had said

    Reviewed by jude forese 2/12/2005
    once we begin believing "if" would be resolved... thought-provoking query

    Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/12/2005
    This is a powerful write but I believe that we still would have taken the same course in that we do make choices.

    Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/12/2005
    Powerful, thought provoking write--excellent!

    Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/12/2005
    Wise thoughts that leave one to ponder. Thank you for this offering, Dave. Love and peace.

    Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 2/12/2005
    Much to ponder for sure. We can but try. I enjoyed this Dave. Nice to meet you too.

    Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/12/2005
    Splendid question /poem Dave. The if word is so tantalizing isn't it?
    the thing is we all know what is right, we just seem to have a heck of a time doing it!;-)Reflection on your questions could help;-)!

    Reviewed by George Jackson 2/12/2005
    Much to think about here. A wonderful poem, Dave.

    Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/12/2005
    Strong thought provoking stuff here. Reminds me of the hymn. "Pass it on"

    Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/12/2005
    very thought provoking stuff, dave; thanks for sharing! well done!

    Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/12/2005
    Most powerful and insightful

    Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/12/2005
    "If we could live life again,
    How many fences, would we,
    Try to mend?" Life has yet to end, and writing poetry like this one, I think, does contribute to mending many fences.

    Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/12/2005
    Powerful "What If" Questions, in a powerful poetic format.