Eric Cockrell

What If We... - Poem by Eric Cockrell

what if we all stood up,
and laid down our guns?
what if we quit drilling for oil,
quit living for the deal?
what if we built a new world,
for our daughters and our sons?
a world that's honest,
caring, and real...

what if we stopped all invasions,
stopped the bombs and the greed?
what if we laid down religions,
and opened our hearts.
what if we gave our possessions
to those in real need?
what if we stopped pretending,
and made a stand...

what if we looked in the mirror,
with eyes that can see?
what if we walked away from nations,
and found the family of man?
what if we stood for truth,
freedom, and equality?
they say that we cant....
but what if we can?

Comments about What If We... by Eric Cockrell

  • (5/20/2012 9:00:00 AM)

    Eric, your leaders say that they do it for you people, but you, people say that you are not taken care. We have to live, so we have to work, but that work and income got out of that work should not be at the expense of a poor country and her people. though the royalties are paid, how do you justify the poverty in the oil producing countries?
    'what if you can' Nice work, but when?
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  • (5/20/2012 7:21:00 AM)

    What if we did, what a world it would be.
    A fantastic poem.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 19, 2012

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