Only If You Love (Less The 'Me') - Poem by RIC BASTASA

only if you love
will this stone turn to bread
this water to wine

only if you love
will seeds sprout and grow
into trees and be fruitful again

only if you love
will this arid land regain
its softness and fertility

only if you love
will this frown turn into a smile
into laughter into a reverie

only if you love
will this house become a home
this hut magically transformed into a mansion

only if you love
will these birds sing these clouds drift
these rivers run these world rotating

only if you love
will this heart beat again
these eyes blink and wink
these hands open these feet dance

but you never loved
but if and only if you love
all these would have happened.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2008

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