Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I Could Have been...

(In loving memory of all those who have taken their life or had their life 
taken, because of hate, ignorance and bigotry… You are gone but you will
 live forever  in our hearts. We will not forget you and we will always
Fight against the evil’s and injustices that took you from us.)

I Could Have Been…

I could have been a poet,
Let my words express emotion,
The written word my gift,
I would have shown it devotion.

I could have been a soldier,
A protector of rights,
You didn’t afford them to me,
Yet I would still stand and fight.

I could have been a counselor,
Helped one person at a time,
Getting them through darkness,
To a sound and safe mind,

I could have been a professor,
An educator to the world,
Spend years taking in wisdom,
Just to share all my pearls.

I could have been an actor,
Up on that silver screen,
Making you laugh and cry,
Portraying all your dreams.

I could have been an scientist,
Done some good for this place,
Maybe found a cure for cancer,
Watch it disappear without a trace.

I could have been a President,
Ushering in a brand new era,
One of equality and justice,
Disposing of bigotries terror.

I could have been a police officer,
Impartial without my own agenda,
A protector of the weak,
Their salvation and defender.

I could have been a firefighter,
A hero of selfless acts,
I’d have given my life for you,
Quite simply a matter of  fact.

I could have been a spiritualist,
Helping the lost find their way,
Teaching love and life,
How to appreciate everyday.

I could have been anything,
But now we’ll never know,
All my uniqueness and potential,
I shall never get to show.

I could have been amazing,
But now my light is snuffed,
Taken from this earth,
To the heaven’s up above.

I could have been an angel,
Walking on this earth,
Instead you gave me pain and anguish,
Now I am an angel in rebirth.

Written by Gabrielle Langmoore - Oct 2010
© Copyright 2010 Gabrielle Langmoore. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, expressive words! I will follow you. Please follow me. Lyn Horner


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