March 5, 2012

What If

What if? asks 14-year-old Lauren Sell after reading The Year of Goodbyes.  She's an eighth grader at Fairport Harding Middle School, Fairport Harbor, Ohio.  Her poem poses the kinds of questions most of us have asked at one time or another.  Thanks, Lauren, for your thoughtful contribution.


By: Lauren Sell

What if we were all friends?
What if there was no fighting?
What if we didn’t kill each other?
What if we were all treated equal?


What if…
What if there was no racism?
What if there was no music?
What if we had no emotions?
Wish it were that easy…
But not all of this is true
And there is nothing we can do
Everything happens for a reason


What if….

What if there was no holocaust?
What if Hitler was never born?
Would they all be friends?
Germans and Jews would have gotten along.
Would the world have
Been different if the
Holocaust never happened?

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