If only, you

If only you were patient
Strong

If only you knew how long
It would take
To make that change

If only…
You were different
Not so indifferent
Cared more
Less careless

You
Criticize, minimize
Cut down to size
You
Build obstacles in your mind

Stale thoughts
Tired tries

Walking tall, broken inside
Swaying to both sides
Unanchored

Undefied
Flowing on hours
Seconds, passing time
Missing past times

If only
You can turn over
A new leaf lies near

If only
You could grasp it

But you only
Let it glide by

Pondering its beauty
Amused at its closeness

Not knowing
Who it was meant for

You

If only you knew

*Amira Salah-Ahmed

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