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I Wonder
by Jack R Roberts

Friday, January 14, 2005
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a repost

for those little ones denied their chance

I Wonder

I wonder who you might have been,
If you’d have had the chance.
If your life had somehow started,
By some different circumstance.

Would you have made a difference?
To this world in which we live.
I wonder what you could have offered.
I wonder what you had to give.

Might you have been a poet,
That could spin words into gold?
I wonder what you might have said.
Or what has gone untold.

Might you have been the one,
To rid us of our modern plagues?
The one to find the cure for cancer.
The one to rid the world of aids.

Might you have had the wisdom,
That could bring this world to peace.
A world with hatred far behind us.
A world where war, would finally cease.

How good it might have been,
If the world had known your worth.
Had you had the chance to live,
And had not been denied your birth.

Perhaps things would be different,
If we could all see in advance.
The many things you may have done,
If you had only had the chance.

Jack Roberts – March 2, 2003

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Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 1/18/2005
Truly wonderful poem. I have often wondered what those who were denied life might have done and accomplished. Many wonderful things I'm sure...
Reviewed by A PAX 1/18/2005
this is incredible and powerful
and sad too

but so so true
pax A
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 1/15/2005
A humbling and overwhelmingly gentle plea, Jack. Only a very hard heart would not be moved by your verses here. The rhyme and the splendid meter make this a joy to read and thoughts within will linger. It's a poem that matters! katy xox.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 1/15/2005
This is outstanding Jack, soul touching poem.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/15/2005
a heartbreaking, tragic write, jack; but so very well done! bravo!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :( >Tears <
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/15/2005
What a beautiful poem and this says it all.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 1/15/2005
As sad as the death of a child is, Jack, the impact that they make upon us in their death is so strong. We hold on to them forever. Their innocence rings like a bell in our heart and soul always. Even if we never knew them, they touch our lives. This is not only a beautiful poem, Jack, but it gives the reader so much to think on after the read.

Take care,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/15/2005
Most excellent piece Jack!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/14/2005
Bravo! You are very brave Jack! This is superb!

Love Eileen
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