Poetry Corner – What Would Happen


A Poem by Ruby Bonham Lot#127

I saw a soldier standing there,
His face all blurred by tears.
I wondered what had caused such pain,
And how to ease his fears.

He made me stop and ponder,
The world we now live in.
Of wars and strife in daily life,
And things that might have been.

What would happen
If there were no Holy Wars
To destroy our brave young sons.
If people respected the beliefs of others
And loved and lived as One.

If there were no starving children
Whose cries disturb the night
If each and every one was fed
And protected with God’s might.

If violence wasn’t a way of life
And hatred wasn’t the norm
Parents loved and nurtured each child
And calmed their inner storm.

If there were no need for Peacekeepers
To fight the hopeless fight.
Because there was no concept
Of anything but peace and light.

What would happen
If a soldier didn’t stand alone
With scars and tear filled eyes
And long for the life that might have been
If mankind had only tried.

What would happen?

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8 Responses to Poetry Corner – What Would Happen

  1. Fred says:

    Ruby,that is absolutely beautiful.In view of recent events,this is something we should all ponder.

  2. Ron says:

    This is beautiful.
    Thank you.

  3. Suzanne Budovec Lot #123 says:

    Very nice Ruby. Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of my all time favorite poem
    “What if?”

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful, brought a tear to the eyes. Rockey

  5. Jacquelyn Deal says:

    OH, Ruby, beautiful, wonderful, thought provoking and so-o-o appropriate. Love you.

  6. Peggy says:

    Thank you, Ruby❣️

  7. Dar Hoch says:


  8. Steve Jones says:

    Wow ruby, that’s awesome, a work

    of art

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