We Could

We could …
But what about consequences?

I’ve thought about it
And savoured the thought
Dreamed about it
And woke up still smiling

So, we could …
But what about responsibilities?

The thrill of beginnings
Leads to the ache of endings
Happy-go-lucky now
Means sad-and-lonely later

Yes, we could …
But what about expectations?

I’ve danced with images
And felt the beat of anticipation
Sung the very scenery
And heard nature join the chorus

No doubt, we could …
But what about destinations?

The paths of travellers
Cross, tangle and part ways
The stars of destiny
Seldom blink and shine in sync

We could …
But would we? And should we?

Wayne Visser © 2009


String, Donuts, Bubbles and Me: Favourite Philosophical Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together philosophical poems by Wayne Visser. In this anthology, he muses on subjects ranging from space, angels and destiny to time, science and meaning in life. According to scientists / The world’s made of string / That buzzes and fuzzes / Or some such strange thing / It’s also a donut / That curls round a hole / With middles and riddles / Just like a fish bowl / And there’s no mistaking / It’s more than 3-D / With twenty or plenty / Dimensions unseen / Still others insist / It’s really a bubble / That’s popping and bopping / Through the lenses of Hubble. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.