If Poems Speak
If poems speak, then let them speak
If poems do have wise words to say
If poems utter sheer intelligence
Then they come alive, they ought to speak.
Let it speak to me now
If poems help us through tough times
If poems shape our perspectives
If poems are heaven sent for us
Let poems speak and let us hear.
If poems had ears to hear our concerns
If poems listened to our cries deep down
If poems were thus, and truly they are
Take a poem like this one and reflect on it.
Then life would be fine
If poems had eyes, imagine with me
If they saw mankind with its sorrows and joys
If poems perceive, I could justify this
Should we not listen to what they have to say?
If poems were flowers growing in the field
Oh, if they were roses with beauty so rare
If poems were such, would they be adored
Would we stop awhile and smell the flowers?
If poems were foods or drinks people love
No, if they were vegetables, as rightly they'd be
If poems were fruits, would people consume
The poems are key to social well-being.
Well, if poems were human, people like us
If poems had rights, freedoms as they do
If poems then spoke out, would men give heed
I tell you the truth, they speak louder than men.
If poems were lawyers in a court of law
If poems were judges to deliver a verdict
If poems were thus, how would society be
You know I am right, let poems speak.
If poems were doctors in our hospitals
If poems were to treat us and I know they do
If poems could cure, how would man respond
Let them diagnose our illnesses.
If poems were drivers, teachers or police
If poems were our next door neighbour or friend
If poems were this close, would we now listen
We must not deny their proximity.
If poems were preachers, I would love to see them
If poems preached truth for all to repent
If poems condemn darkness and point to the light
Let the poems preach and bless our hearts.
If poems had arms to hug and comfort
If they could reach out to the brokenhearted
If poems would do so as indeed they do
Our hurts would heal quickly if we let them speak.
If poems can portray undeniable truths
If poems are put forth with no prejudice
If poems were clear, precept upon precept
Then let us be humble to listen and learn.
If poems were real weapons, I believe they are
If poems were as lethal as a nuclear bomb
If poems were so, would people now hear
The poems wage war with social ills.
If poems are tools forged by a master smith
If poems are meant to revolutionize
If poems have power underutilised
We can wield our poems if we let them speak.
And if poems can show us the way to live
If poems help shed light on the meaning of life
If poems explain what science cannot
Long live poetry, let the poems speak!