What if..?

In my head there is a flutter of life

words, phrases,ideas

concepts, worries, theories

brilliance, and nonsense at the same time.

A silent speech that never dies

thrives inside of my head; asking

What if.

 

What is it, when there are two minutes left in class,

and I am standing by the door,

the force that keeps me from walking out?

A gravitational pull, that stays in effect until the sound tolls.

But one day, I realize, I control the force.

What if

I just leave?

 

What is it that tells us that girls wear skirts

and boys wear shorts?

The arbitrary set of rules created by

the standards of a stranger.

Who is this stranger?

He only controls, if I believe that he does.

What if

boys wore skirts,

and girls wore shorts?

 

What makes the boy with the glasses,

the freckles, and the books

a nerd?

We control the status.

What if

I say: the boy with the Nike’s, the jersey,

and the carelessness

is a nerd?

 

What if we all shared smiles

What if we all gave help when it was needed

What if there was no bullying

What if there was no hunger

What if healthcare was free

What if food was assured

What if home was something everybody had

 

What if, I ask.

What if.

 

In my head there is a flutter of life

words, phrases,ideas

concepts, worries, theories

brilliance, and nonsense at the same time.

A silent speech that never dies

thrives inside of my head; asking

What if.

 

What if the speech did not remain silent.

What if we all spoke up.

Speak up.

I am speaking up.

 

Comments

kbrady41296

I love this! It really forces you to think and is persuasive to your cause, we should all think of how we can do more for the steriotypical world. 

laelae97

Thank you! This was my first post so it's really reassuring to get a positive comment (:

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