If I were…

If I were a good enough man
I’d fill the world with peace
I’d shout out that torture was evil
And prejudice, well that would cease.
Of course, in naivety I’d think that I could
For such would surely be pleasing
But the fact of the matter is, I’m not that good
So misogyny and racism won’t too soon be easing.

Yet until such a time when we find common-sense
For surely it waits there in the wings
The world must endure mans’ cruelty to man
While over the cordite a lonely voice sings.

So yes, if I were a good enough man
Harmonious living I’d promote
And I’d get rid of all of the weapons
With which the weak are too often smote.

©Joe Wilson – If I were…2016

This was for a weekly challenge.

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