FUN POEMS: “If”…(things were different in life, from an older post) by E.E. Cummings




If freckles*  were lovely and day was night,

and measles were nice, and a lie warn’t a lie,

Life would be  delight-

but things couldn’t go right

for in such a sad plight

I wouldn’t be I.

If earth was heaven and now was hence,

and past was present, and false was true,

there might be some sense,

but I’d be in suspense

for on such a pretense

You wouldn’t be you.

If fear was plucky, and globes were square,

and dirt was cleanly and tears were glee,

things would seem fair, –

yet they’d  all despair,

for if here was there

We wouldn’t be We.

by E.E. Cummings (1894- 1962)

*(By the way, I personally think that freckles are lovely)

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautifully said on ‘IF’ but sometimes I too feel “IF” you will disappear and let us enjoy ourselves in this life which is so beautiful it would be so nice and “IF” could jolly well disappear.

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    1. Exactly dear Kamal! You summarized it perfectly! If we could just get rid of the “if”‘s…..we could just be content! ❤


      1. Yes dear hope we could do so.

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