Rod Morris (14-09-1934 / Auckland, New Zealand)
If I Could
If I found a frozen river it could one day set me free,
To glide this one-way ribbon till I reached the far off sea.
If I could walk the silvered road leading too fullest moon,
I’d harvest all the stardust of which that path is strewn.
If I could live just one more life besides this one I live,
I am not sure that there’s much more I would find to give.
If I could repay kindness from no matter where it came,
Make those that gave it happy, to let them feel the same.
If I could stop the killing, and put an end to no win wars,
Make all people realize there's no more mine and yours.
If I could control weather so we all shared sun and rain,
No more need for famine as we all shared all the grain.
If I could delete words that stir such as black and white,
We’d all get on together and respect we both are right.
If I could still be on this earth when all this comes about,
A perfect life I would have lived, of this there is no doubt.
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