If.

Water_witch-2by Abigael15 Nov 2013

If I were blind from birth may a poet paint
with words the beauty of our planet earth.

If I were born deaf, let rhyme and lyric
rhythm beat down full upon my breast.

Should my limbs be paralysed, grant me
travel with a roving bard's visionary eyes.

If life became dark despair, let a poet's
third eye illuminate and be my guide .

When lovesick heart dwell in me, may
a bard show me love’s rich tapestry.

If my mind dims in arches of the years
may a poet's prayer ease woes and fears.