If I Were A Voice Poem by Charles Mackay

If I Were A Voice

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If I were a voice, a persuasive voice,
That could travel the wide world through,
I would fly on the beams of the morning light,
And speak to men with a gentle might,
And tell them to be true.
I'd fly, I'd fly, o'er land and sea,
Wherever a human heart might be,
Telling a tale, or singing a song,
In praise of the right - in blame of the wrong.

II.

If I were a voice, a consoling voice,
I'd fly on the wings of air,
The homes of Sorrow and Guilt I'd seek,
And calm and truthful words I'd speak
To save them from Despair.
I'd fly, I'd fly, o'er the crowded town,
And drop, like the happy sun-light, down
Into the hearts of suffering men,
And teach them to rejoice again.

III.

If I were a voice, a convincing voice,
I'd travel with the wind,
And whenever I saw the nations torn
By warfare, jealousy, or scorn,
If I were a voice, a convincing voice,
I 'd travel with the wind,
And whenever I saw the nations torn
By warfare, jealousy, or scorn,
Or hatred of their kind,
I'd fly, I'd fly, on the thunder-crash,
And into their blinded bosoms flash;
And, all their evil thoughts subdued,
I'd teach them Christian Brotherhood.

IV.

If I were a voice, a pervading voice,
I'd seek the kings of Earth;
I'd find them alone on their beds at night
And whisper words that should guide them right
Lessons of priceless worth;
I'd fly more swift than the swiftest bird,
And tell them things they never heard
Truths which the ages for aye repeat
Unknown to the statesmen at their feet.

V.

If I were a voice, an immortal voice,
I'd speak in the people's ear;
And whenever they shouted 'Liberty,'
Without deserving to be free,
I'd make their error clear.
I'd fly, I'd fly, on the wings of day,
Rebuking wrong on my world-wide way,
And making all the Earth rejoice-
If I were a voice-an immortal voice.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
UR MOM 20 August 2018

U KNOW WHERE IM GOIUJG IM GOING TO UR MOMMAS HOUSE

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Ur mom 2 16 October 2021

Same

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Theodd1sout 21 October 2018

Thx i really needed this for school

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aness 03 May 2018

i really like it

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Mohara 19 February 2019

Thank you for this copy

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ClarkKen 16 October 2021

I like it, it makes me feel better about the poem: D

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MeGa sardines 08 November 2020

Meganon Hindi naman kumanta o tumula??????

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hahaha 28 September 2020

what type of conditional word was used in the poem

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mykka 30 December 2019

Thank you po sa lyrics I hope that imemorize it right away! :)

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assdasdasd 20 November 2019

sana oil saral lu kong pu nari oun

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