What If We Could?

If only we could live
In the dream world
Of our night-time fantasy.

That perfect place
Of our forever.

But dawn will break,
And with it
Break our dream,
The searing light of day’s anxiety
Blinding our way ahead…

Burning from our eyes
The certainty of us…

The certainty of tomorrow.

But what if our life,
Together,
Is meant to be?

What if this one chance,
Never to come again,
Rests on our lips,
Just waiting for the spark,
And courage
To protect our way forward?

What if we could
Simply join the innermost
Strength of our hearts?

What if we,
As lovers,
Could harness
The fire of our touch
For a forever burn?

What if,
In this now,
We could clearly see
Through the blinding of daytime doubt
To that perfect picture dream
Of our determined destiny.

I say…

I say take my hands.

I say let our lips touch,
Firing that spark.

I say
Look to beyond
The ominous burden of uncertainty,
To our horizon of hope.

Grasp this chance,
Just now,

And dream of forever,
With me.

Let others doubt…

We just need to ask this question…

“What if we could?”

And believe.

 

 

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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42 thoughts on “What If We Could?

    1. I’m so glad you liked it Dorothy…your comments mean such to me!!

      🙂

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  1. Love this one!! Amazing writing! Great work!!

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    1. Thank you Jamie!! I’m so glad you liked it!!

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      1. Love it!! Beautiful writing 😊

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      2. That makes me smile…

        Thank you so much!!

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      3. So glad!
        And you’re welcome! 😊

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  2. Oh that was lovely… if only😊

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    1. So glad you liked it Sue!!

      That’s so kind of you!!

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  3. this is truth and the beauty of life – your questions show the depth of your humanity. chances come so rarely, live it before we can’t. very inspiring poetry

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    1. So very kind of you Gina…and you’re right. Tomorrow is not promised.

      Live life now.

      🙂

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      1. there are some who look for those promises and just miss the beauty right before them. you are right live for now and be present for the good things you are

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      2. Yes Gina…

        Just right my friend.

        Just right.

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  4. Great job, well done! Believe and be happy!

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    1. Yes… that’s exactly right.

      Believe….

      😊

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      1. Great believer in thing called hope!

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  5. hope with wine, chocolates, lipsticks, heels, holiday cruise, gucci, armani…

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    1. That…is just right.

      Every man’s dream!!!

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  6. Thought for Change October 13, 2018 — 11:11 pm

    Wow wow this is amazing 💞

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  7. Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie Writer October 14, 2018 — 9:27 am

    What a lovely poem that touches all. We have all wondered what if???

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  8. “And believe”…the hardest part. Impactfully written.

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  9. Beautifully written poem, my friend! It never hurts to nurture that little seed of hope inside of us and believe that our dreams can come true. Love the message in this!

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    1. So glad you liked it Brandi!! Thank you!!!

      Just now getting into WP for the day…look forward to reading your posts from earlier today!!

      🙂

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      1. I did! You are very welcome, Bill! 😁
        You are very kind, my friend! Thank you!! ☺️

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      2. The feeling is mutual!!

        😊

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  10. Yes, what if……?

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    1. It would be glorious…

      I’m just saying.

      🙂 !

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      1. Absolutely! Imagination is a wonderful thing though. I live by it!

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      2. You and me both Lorraine!!

        Hope you have a wonderful night!

        🙂 !!

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      3. Thankyou. It is the end if the day here and I have had a wonderful day

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      4. So glad…hope you have a wonderful and restful sleep.

        And, a great weekend!

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      5. And you dear Bill

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