“If” I Could



If I could take your pain away,

I would swallow it whole so that you

would smile today. 


If I could cry for you,

I would drown your tears deep

within my soul, making things
all new.


If I could carry your weight

of the world,

I would ball it up and pitch

it with an olympian twirl.


If I could heal your scars,

I would wrap you in a bubble

and gently place you on star.


Since “if” could be followed by

maybe or might,

I have no more “ifs” to write.

 For my love has no “maybe or


It is a surety that lives deep

inside--not always in

plain sight.