David Knox

Rookie - 100 Points (honestly why would i tell you? / does it matter?)

Would You? - Poem by David Knox

If you were in the same situation... would you?
If you had the power to control the world
The chance to mold
It, to make it bend to your will
If you all you had to do was kill
Would you?
If you had the power to take all of Germany
To make the world see
That your race is best
To show them that you're greater than all the rest
If you had motive and opportunity
Would you?
If you had the power to plunge a nation into war
For your own gain, even if such selfishness is what this world does abhor
Would you?
If we're all sinners
And no one is a saint
Wouldn't we? Doesn't evil taint
Each and everyone one of us? Aren't we all losers and not winners?
Doesn't the evil inside of us control us when we let it
Doesn't our base nature lead us to the pit
Would you give in?
Would you sin?
Does that power corrupt us all
Or do we only hear about those who fall?

But then there's both sides
Because God's love abides
We all have the power to do good
To choose God
We have the power to love and to save
Power to wave
Goodbye to malice
And fill the righteous chalice
Until it overflows and we can share righteousness and love
Share the worthy dove
We all have this chance and the other
We all have the chance to kill or love our brother
So the question is

Would you?

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 7, 2010

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