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If Things Were Different

If I weren't a poet, what would I be
An artist, a singer, or a designer?
Would I have been something next to a deity? 
Oh, I couldn't imagine anything finer!

If I weren't loved, how bitter would i be in the present time
A little, a lot, more than I could ever devise?
Would I lnog for affection that I predict will never be mine
Or would I think love will take me by surprise?

If I were born earlier, what period would I have occupied
The forties, the fifties, or the sixties?
Would my name have lived on after I died
Or would there be no one alive who'd miss me?

If I weren't me, who would I be
And who would take my place?
Would I have had a different destiny?
I hope to God that wouldn't have been the case

I love the person I am today, 
I love the person I am to become
I would not want it any other way
Many lives I could've lived, but thank God He chose this one

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  1. Date: 3/8/2009 11:17:00 AM
    Lakisha - I just want to say congratulations on having your poetry featured this last week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 7:55:00 PM
    Very touching poem Congratulations on your featured poem! Laura :)

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 7:24:00 AM
    Hi Lakisha, your poem is uplifting and distinct. Congratulations on your magnificient poetry being featured this week. post some more. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 4:34:00 AM
    I am very touched by your optimistic message... Keep on creating! :) G*d bless, D.M

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 5:41:00 PM
    Beautiful and uplifting message here, We are all unique within ourselves, just the way God made us...We as a nation need to love and accept who we are and trust that God has great plans for us all..~Wonderful reflections here~...You have a beautiful gift, thank you for sharing it with us...Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week..God Bless *Tyesha

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 12:41:00 PM
    Very nice and a message that everybody needs. To live and appreciate the person that God made and receive the destiny that He gives to all of us. Good job on this poem!

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 12:48:00 PM
    "If Things Were Different" and you weren't a poet, it would be poetry's loss. Congratulations on your poem being featured. God Bless, Lakisha. Vince

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 12:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 6:10:00 AM
    Warmest congrats Lakisha on this beautiful and inspiring featured write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 5:41:00 PM
    What an uplifting poem. Blessings to you for sharing it with us. Congratulations on being featured this week. Keep on writing! Karen

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 5:40:00 PM
    Just be you. Nobody does it better. This is a poem of self esteem and a subtle pride. This is what people should feel like no matter what. From the least to the most, we each bring something special to the table. God Bless. Vince