If Only…

When we say ‘if only’…, it leads on to a wish,

Be it, for a sunny summer, or to catch a bigger fish!

For honest politicians, for zero income tax,

A world without Al Queda, or more time to relax!

Usually, it is someone else, we think should make the change,

But if we turn the words around, our lives we rearrange.

For ‘Only if’, we do something, can we help to right the wrong,

Only if, we shout aloud, will we be heard above the throng.

Only if, we decide, can we change what might have been,

For ‘Only if’, means action, while ‘If Only’s  just a dream.

George Potter

Published by George Potter

A retired Chartered Mechanical Engineer, still adept at getting my hands (and clothes) dirty, inventor of all sorts of non-commercial, but novel solutions, amateur carpenter and occasional writer of poems and painter in watercolours.

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