Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Poetry Month: We Have to Ask 8 of 30

What if 
questions 
were more important than 
answers;
learning 
was more essential than 
testing?  

What if 
love 
got more attention than 
hate;
the heart
was celebrated more than 
the head?  

What if
listening
was more common
than talking;
empathy
more prevalent than
indifference?

What if
kindness
was more revered than
selfishness;
tolerance
more universal than
prejudice?

What if 
slowing down
mattered more than 
hurrying;
following dreams 
was something everyone
did?  

What if 
failing
really didn't matter,
instead
it helped you to grow?

What if
it wasn't the destination we
pursued,
but the journey;
our yesterdays
not as significant as
today.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2015

Thanks to Margaret SimonLeigh Anne EckMichelle HaseltineLinda BaieJulieanne Harmatz, and Kevin Hodgson for giving the final push.  We are linking using the hashtag #digipoetry.  I have to also thank my everyday poetry mentors Mary Lee Hahn & Amy Ludwig Vanderwater.  They continually inspire me.  You'll find more poetry on the sidebar. 



3 comments:

  1. It would certainly be a better world! I like your "what ifs"..

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  2. What wonderful reflections around "what if"!

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  3. Perfect ending stanza to a thoughtful and insightful poem!

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