If I could, I would. . .

If I could,
. . . . . . . . .I would sail with you.
. . . . . . . . . . . . .I would carry with me all my belongings.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .And leave without saying goodbye.

If I could,
. . . . . . . . . I would be the clouds
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . On which you walk.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I would feel the warmth of your feet.

If I could,
. . . . . . . . . .I would be the day.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..And I would welcome you in such a way
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Water is given room at the bay.

If I could,
. . . . . . . . .I would be the night.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . I would keep all stars quite
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For you to sleep safe and sound.

If I could,
. . . . . . . . . I would be the leaves.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . And feel the gentle touch of your hands.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Then arise forth like a newly born smiling.

If I could,
. . . . . . . . .I would become an eagle.
. . . . . . . . . . . . And soar high in the sky
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Just to give it a try
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .To get close to you.

If I could,
I would become the earth.
So that I feel your essence all around me.
. . . . . . . . . . . . .If I could,
. . . . . . . . . . . . .I would. . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . .If I could,
. . . . . . . . . . . . .I would. . .

But I am only human.
With a bleeding pen in my hands.
A leakage of emotions from my heart.
Sometimes, I burn the midnight oil.
Just so, I am an owl.
What has a chameleon
that I don’t have?
My dreadlocks purchase high wit
Like a bat,
I suck for knowledge.

13 thoughts on “If I could, I would. . .

  1. It’s deep.
    However, it can so easily be relegated to “cliche” love poetry, I think because the subject of love has been widely written about.
    Otherwise, it’s a creative piece of writing, with captivating imagery.

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