What If?

gulls-1370979__180What if time stood still

And nothing ever changed

If no one ever touched us

And we remained the same


What if the sun would never set

And the moon would never rise

Would the tides remain still

And nothing ever die


What if we could protect ourselves

And hibernate in a safe place

With only our arms around us

Wrapped in a warm embrace


What if karma was more kind

From burden and care we’d be free

What if those who tried to keep us down

Would relent and just let us be


What if we weren’t actors

Playing parts in this grand play

What if we didn’t stay on script

And ad-libbed lines our own way


What if we weren’t pawns

In this stalemated chess game

What if we were a Monet painting

Unrestricted from canvas and frame


What if we had all the time in the world

And we knew what everything was for

All those could haves, should haves, and might have beens

Wouldn’t matter anymore


What if we had met sooner or later

What if we’d never met at all

What would we be like now?

If we didn’t touch or fall


What if we altered destiny’s plan

And broke free from its cosmic force

Yank away from fate and gravity

And put ourselves on a new course


What if the wind was always at our backs

And the sun always shone in our face

Like two graceful birds gliding across the sky

Let’s take flight and together leave this place


©2016-1-2 – L.M. Giannone

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