I Wish You Were Right

If you were right

We shouldn’t care

We shouldn’t hate

We shouldn’t fear

If you were right

This wouldn’t mean

Much at all

Or anything

If you were right

There’d be no greed

Who cares for things

We will not need

If you were right

There’d be no loss

We’d make decisions

Ignoring cost

If you were right

You wouldn’t grieve

When someone close

Has to leave

If you were right

There’d be no hate

This time is nothing

Forever’s great

If you were right

You would commit

Live for your God

Not buying shit

If you were right

You’d clothe the poor

Rather than seeing

An eyesore

If you were right

You’d let me burn

Not push your ways

At every turn

If you were right

You’d show the way

And not live falsely

From words you say

If you were right

You can’t be scared

Who fears dying

Why should you care

If you were right

This world would be

A simple test

For you and me

If you were right

I’ll not be along

Because I don’t live

By some written song

If you were right

I’d be just fine

If Heaven is filled

With men of your kind

You don’t have to be perfect

But to say you are trying

Is just not the truth

Your God knows you’re lying

Advertisements

Author: Josh Wrenn

Cancer survivor, wanna-be artist, musician, author, and all around good guy.

6 thoughts on “I Wish You Were Right”

  1. I had to read the poem several times. Very interesting and quite profound. It clicked on you’d let me burn, and not push your ways, then the light bulb went on. Brilliant!!!

    Liked by 1 person

Comments appreciated

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s