Wayne Guy Butterfield

Rookie (1948 / USA)

If Only - Poem by Wayne Guy Butterfield

What if nations
what if people
what if you and I

Stopped zero-sum gaming
others blaming
gave our leaders the lie?

What if justice
what if tolerance
what if shared respect?

Could we do it?
Would it matter?
Might earth at least survive?

Comments about If Only by Wayne Guy Butterfield

  • (11/18/2005 5:49:00 AM)

    I love that you think this way and have the guts to ask the questions.........great poem. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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  • (11/18/2005 4:30:00 AM)

    We can dream, Wayne, and if enough people do, then we might actually get somewhere! Jon. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 18, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 7, 2006

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