If only there wouldn’t be hunger or pain;
If people would only stop fighting.
If only we’d lose a lot less than we gain;
If only the bugs would stop biting.
If only there wouldn’t be sorrow or grief;
If neighbors would cease to be strangers.
If only there wouldn’t be rapist or thief;
If only the world held no dangers.
If only all hatred would just disappear;
If soldiers went home with their rifles.
If only the positives would persevere,
Our worries would merely be trifles.
If only’s a fantasy, fairy tale, dream –
Impossible, then, for achieving.
If only more chances were there to redeem,
Then we pessimists might start believing…