What If You’re Wrong?

Sit yourself at the round table

Cease your corporate bonding and bowing

Be good Leaders and stop the bleeding

What if you’re wrong?


What if we are right?

Have you delved into your conscience?

Have you felt your own heart beating?

Have you noticed the populace is pleading?


Do you understand our world’s environmental language?

Reject the greed, open up your minds and repair the damage

Do not leave the table

Do not wait until tomorrow

Answer the reality question

What if you’re wrong?


Ivor Steven (c)Β  Jan 2020

“What If I’m Wrong”, Lyrics, by Damien Rice

I could wrestle with tomorrow
Until tomorrow’s in the past
Because I have torn apart what’s beautiful
To prove that nothing lasts I have stayed locked behind these doors
To show there’s no way out
I got lost within the space between
The question and the doubt
I have built a wall between

What I believed and what is true
I have sacrificed the love I had
For power over you

I have convicted those who disagree
And walked over the weak
I have placed a gun within the mouth
Of those who dared to speak

And on an ordinary day
In an ordinary way
I have crushed the minds of children
With extraordinary shame

And I have carried on this war
Though no one wins an endless fight
I have claimed that God has guided me
And killed to prove I’m right

What if I’m wrong
What if I’m wrong
What if I’m wrong
What if I’m wrong

Is this soul worth saving at all?
Cause if I lose my wings then surely I must fall
And the gods prayed to the gods they made

We could wrestle with tomorrow
until tomorrow’s in the past
We could tear apart what’s beautiful
To prove that nothing lasts

We could stay locked behind the doors
To show there’s no way out
We could get lost within the space between
The question and the doubt

But what if we’re wrong?

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

28 thoughts on “What If You’re Wrong?”

    1. It’s one my few poems that I wrote to suit the song… I usually write my poem, then find a song which suits it….. But this time, I was playing Damien’s song last night, and his words overwhelmed my thoughts…… definitely a thought provoking and powerful song Rose…..

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      1. I all-round pressure from the populace will sway their hearts and conscience, the people of the world are shouting, louder each year… πŸŒπŸŒπŸŒŽπŸ—ΊοΈπŸ”ŠπŸ’™

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  1. A question we must all ask ourselves many times in this life, about many things. Always important to consider both sides of an issue.
    Thank you for the powerful timely important poem, Ivor!
    I wish our leaders could seriously consider that question and make adjustments. An apology would probably be too much to ask for. Not sure most of them know how to apologize for anything. 😦 But, if they would just do the right things, we’d be grateful.
    PS…the vid/song is a fav of mine.

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    1. Hi Dear Carolyn, I’m outside under my verandah, I can’t watch the news without crying. I’m totally overwhelmed… the effects of the bushfires have wearing my heart and soul out….. Our town spent another day blanketed by thick smoke.. And fires are 400 miles away… An estimated HALF BILLION Animals have perished,
      They didn’t make it down the ridges…. πŸ˜­πŸ˜’πŸŒπŸŒπŸŒπŸ’™

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      1. I’m so sorry, Ivor. 😦
        We had fires the summer before last and just across the highway they evacuated people in our town. Fortunately the fire didn’t cross the highway so we didn’t have to evacuate our home. But we had to smell, see, and breath in the smoke for too long. 😦

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    1. I feel I must keep voicing our opinions, and every word we write helps, every drop in the river, eventually gets to the ocean… every ripple on the lake puts a line on the shore…….xxxx


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