Collette Anderson Williams

What If...? - Poem by Collette Anderson Williams

What if...

what if we each seek
to consider the feelings
of our brothers and sisters
and restrain our tongues
from spitting fire and ice?

What if...

what if we evoke
thoughts of our beginnings -
whether prosperous or deprived,
as we rocket
through to victory?

What if...

what if we each embrace
our tasks with conviction,
knowing that we have the power
to do our best,
because of a Greater Strength?

What if...

what if we choose to grip
integrity, to do right
by mankind,
as we would have
done to us?

What if...

what if we each choose to care -
not just in words -
but in harbouring pure thoughts,
which, no doubt,
will resonate in our deeds?

What if...

what if we seflessly extend ourselves
to accept that we're all different -
that we're not perfect
and there's always someone
who is always ready to forgive us?

What if...

what if we each plant
seeds of good fortune
in the lives of those we encounter -
by a simple thought,
feat or creed?

What if...

what if we spread
a blanket of happiness
wherever our feet may trod -
to encourage a life
that's been downtrodden?

Better yet, what if...

what if we each banish
all the notions of ‘what ifs',
and bear the fruit that recreates a world
that epitomizes simple acts
of respect and adoration for our own kind!

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Topic(s) of this poem: forgiveness, joy, love, patience, peace, tolerance, faith

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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