If I could only

December 23, 2011
If I could grasp the skies I would lay them with more stars;
If I could command the seas I would lessen the turbulent waves;
If I could sing I would tell the Earth how I love all living things;
If I could be a tree I would grow taller than the mountains;
If I could only like the sun shine,
my rays would stretch further.

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mari.dupont said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm
This is powerful! I really like the juxtaposition of the one thing you probably actually can do, sing, in the middle of the other things which you physically can't do. To me it means that you feel limited by something within yourself, not just by the limitations of the physical world. But it doesn't feel despondent or negative. There is still a light and uplifting quality to the poem that suggests you will keep reaching--that it is worth it to find a way to sing that love, because the light ins... (more »)
TheNewpoems replied...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm
Thank you! I appreciate it.
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