If I could…

If only I could do, all that I wanted to
I may not move the mountain, but clear a boulder or two

I may not move a nation, but eke out an action true
If only I could do, than doubting the intent to

If only I could do, to let out the fun of the move
I may not be the champion, with my name on who’s who
I could still be the companion, amidst a simple “woo-hoo!”
If only I could do, than waiving the intent to

If only I could do, without crafting an outward show
I may not design a language, nor set up an institute
I could still learn to reach out, find someone to stand next to
If only I could do, than lurking on the intent to

If only I could see, how the ones do what they do
I would see them latch on to, simply act on what they knew
I would see them struggle with glee, continue to wear out the shoe
If only I could see, I’d say “..even I could, if I wanted to!”

If only I could do, I would efface my “if”fy view
I would declare to my honest self, my intent simply through
I would move the line, scribble an act, take forth a step for sure
If only I could do, I’d watch me doing it too!



Categories: Rhymology

1 reply

  1. Indeed!
    To me this poem describes a vivid parallel between achievers and ‘wishful thinkers’.

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