Saturday, October 26, 2013

What If

 
What if the moon really was made of cheese
and people said f**k you when you sneeze
that the world was flat instead of round
with everyone on a level playing ground

What if day was night and night was day
and we couldn't filter what we say
that yes meant no, red meant go
and we lived inside a tv show

What if it really rained cats and dogs
and princes, once kissed, turned into frogs
that it was only the good stuff we'd never forget
and each choice we made was by spin of roulette

What if we could fly instead of drive
and that some did more than merely survive
that war was fiction and peace was fact
and we spent each day of our life getting jacked

What if this and what if that
but none of this is real fact
for the world is often too real to undrape
so 'what if' becomes our place to escape


linking up with imaginary garden with real toads

27 comments:

  1. smiles...i understand the desire to escape to the land of what if...some of yours would be fun...i think the unfiltered talk, we could learn to live with that a bit...imagine though if everyone knew exactly what you were thinking...whew...ha...you'd learn to control your thoughts a bit...the sneeze line made me laugh...oy...i so want to fly as well...as you can tell i really liked this...smiles.

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  2. Absolutely brilliant! I can't wait until someone sneezes. I thoroughly enjoyed the poem packed with talent and wishes.

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  3. Some great what ifs...I'd love to fly & it would be good if there was no war & only peace

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    1. Flying really would be amazing wouldn't it.

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  4. Really great write - you made some fabulous points and the innocent manner in which the poem was written was really charming :)

    Incidentally, your creation reminded me of a poem written by a character of a children's book who was going through some pretty rough times in his family (the book is called "I Am the Universe" by Barbara Corcoran). His poem began in a similar fashion: "What if a cow could talk? / What if a fish could walk?" and ended with "What if nothing could ever die?" I can't begin to describe the impact that simple poem had on me. Thank you for reminding me of it after all these years. :)

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    1. I will definitely have to check that poem out, I've never read it.

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  5. Does Shel Silverstein know about this poem? Geez you could chase him and by pass. This is fabulous and your moon shot is great. I've yet to figure out how to take a moon image-but there's still tons of time.
    I hope you're well. I'm still lost in the world of coding-I've lifted my 67% average to a 78% so there's progress. Last week I actually did HW that looked like a mini website and even had buttons to push. There's hope yet. Guess I'll be back after mid-December when the class is over. It's taking me minimum 8 hours to do my HW assignments that surely the 19 year olds are finishing in less than 2.
    Have a great day my friend.

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  6. very good, what if is my escape and i do it by reading in my kindle.

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  7. What if...? A good question to ask ourselves as we approach our creative lives. Wonderful word play and your moon really does look like cheese.

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    1. I need to ask myself "what if" more often.

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  8. the excellent rhythm and beat nearly obscure the sharp observation in this fine piece. well done ~ M

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment.

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  9. Reading this is like looking at a series of paintings/collages ... I love having a rich what if to go to between realities. Do you remember Lily Tomlin's line "Reality is Overrated"? Trudy the bag lady says it in "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe."

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  10. This is clever.........would be great if it was "only the good stuff we'd never forget".

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  11. So very clever and a delight to read. I like the idea of war being fiction! It's not a bad idea to think of reality as an opposite.

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    1. My brain likes to go topsy turvy every once in a while.

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  12. Yes, we do seek that place of escape...love the flow of this cleverly written piece

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  13. the things we make up to fill that gap we miss in reality... clever ending, i liked it.

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  14. I can relate to this..sometimes I wander just for some peace...the road traveled gives me thought and clarity...

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  15. Smiled my whole way through this clever poem of "What if"... Yes, Silverstein came to my mind as well.

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  16. It's nice to escape...is this not we're doing when writing...smiles

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