What if

What if we lived in a world where the waters were open?
What it we lived in a world where love were alive?

Then we could soar to the stars and live with the angels
Yes we could hover in heaven and sing in the choir

Then fire up the forge and the metal of love will flow
The cauldron will fill us with love as if love were alive

Reality check: we are stranded on ice where the water of life is frozen
Here we are shackled to stone where love has just died

Here we are bathed in cold fires that are stoked by the winds of gold
Here we must stay and clog up our lungs with fire
Here we must chew on the sparks of the forges while they are cold
Here we must watch as the planet is shrouded in ice

Still the beating of your heart my children
Wait until your elders make all the mistakes
Wait until the river freezes down to the bottom weeds
Else you would have to dishonour your elders in time
Is this the end of the fateful story
Is this the end of a planet mired in ice
Is this a place with no springtime at all to end the frozen tempest?

What if we lived in a world where the waters were open?
What it we lived in a world where love were alive?

Then we could soar to the stars and live with the angels
Yes we could hover in heaven and sing in the choir

Then fire up the forge and the metal of love will flow
The cauldron will fill us with love as if love were alive

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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