Sunday, December 5, 2010

What If There Was A Day

A coexist poem

What If There Was a Day

when nothing happened,
in between wars and elections,
storms, giant waves, quakes and funnel clouds?

Teams had the day off, strikes were averted,
traffic moved like a dream,
thieves and attackers took a break.

Juries were sent home and judges napped,
school children forgot to bully and fight,
theater lights darkened, celebrities tired of their capers.

Reality shows were in rerun, mortgage rates
and the stock exchange remained as the day before.
No one was born, no one died.

Newspapers had nothing to print,
talking heads stopped talking,
all media were muted and stilled.

What if the cadence and rhythms of the planet
spun in harmony and coexistence
for just one day . . .


Rob-bear said...

This reminds me so much of the song, "A Little Good News," sung beautifully by Canadian Anne Murray.

You're absolutely right; "we sure could use a little good news today," particularly the news that "the cadence and rhythms of the planet spun in harmony and coexistence for just one day."

Lena said...

That is beautiful! Wow.... if only.

ronald said...

I wrote this following poem, I believe it has alot to do with coexisting. We all need to make the right choices.

Each one of us makes choices
Each one changing the direction of our lives
Changing lives, creating memories.
Other memories fading never to be.
Dreams becoming realities
Realities becoming dreams never to be.
I have made many choices
changing the direction of many lives.
I see joys to be, and joys not to be for me.
Directions can never be changed once made.
Choices are better when shared
It makes the directions easier to bear.

Hope it makes sense