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…On Poetry and Fiction Just “One Word” Away (“If”)

…On Poetry and Fiction

Just “One Word” Away (“If”)

written by: Phyllis P. Colucci

@FictionTarot

 

One word becomes one idea, becomes one sentence, becomes one poem, becomes one story. It must start from just “one word.” Today my one word is “If.”

“If” is a word unsure of itself; a word that is vulnerable, and leaves us uncertain and insecure. All we can do with the “Ifs” in our lives is “Be There” and hope for the best – Because if there is an “If” in our path, there will always be a “Then”.

 

IF

If you speak, then I will listen
If you ask, then I will answer
If you want, then I will give you
If you need, then I will provide for you
If you hurt, then I will heal you
If you lead, then I will follow
If you reach out your hand to me
Then I will take it

If you hand me the moon
Then I will hand you the stars
If you give me a garden
Then I will nurture it forever
If you show me the ocean
Then I will gift you with seashells
If you dance in the moonlight
Then I will dance by your side

If you win, then I will cheer you
If you lose, then I will lift you
If you sing, then I will harmonize with you
If you look for me, then I will be there
If you sleep, then I will hold you
If you cry, then I will kiss your tears away
If you are frightened, then I will comfort you
If your heart is breaking, then I will mend it

If you laugh, then I will laugh alongside you
So whatever it is you need to do
Or whatever it is you need to say
Then I will be there…
But if you choose to leave and walk away
Then I will let you go
…If you choose to stay
Then I will be there …

If our youth becomes aged
Then I will buy us matching rockers
If our hair grows long and grey, then I will brush it
If our bones become feeble
Then I will buy us canes of gold
If we are overcome by thirst
Then I will provide the finest wine
If we ever hunger, then I will overload the pantry

If memories start to fade
Then I will resurrect old photos
If our clothes seem old and worn
Then I will cover us with richly-quilted blankets
If the seasons remind us of days gone by
Then we will sit by the window and enjoy the view
If you cannot sleep, then I will read to you
If you can no longer speak, then I will be your voice

If the image in the mirror frightens you
Then we will stare into that mirror as one
If you can no longer hear, then I will be your ears
If you can no longer see, then I will be your eyes
If your grin falls faint, then I will be your smile
If you truly love me, then I will love you tenfold
…If you take me for a fool, then I will stray far away from you –
Never to look back again; as I whisper a last “goodbye”…

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

“If” is an uncertain word in our lives that will always result in a “Then”…

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