What if we stood side-by-side around the world
Stretching our arms out at the sides and
Holding hands of every color
While our smiles stretch even wider?
What if we took down the fences built on hate
And replaced them with fields of corn and
Other crops to fill empty stomachs at night?
What if I didn’t need to ask the question “what if”
And this message was no longer needed?
Would you fill a blank page with positive words
Or just smile at all that we would have accomplished?
I’ll start with a smile and hold out my hand.
©2012 Christy Birmingham