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Poem Title:  If

Poem Category:  Thought Provoking/ Sad Poems

Poet:  E E Cummings

Poet Biography: 
E.E. Cummings (1894 - 1962) was one of Americas most famous poets. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to liberal, indulgent parents who from early on encouraged him to develop his creative gifts which resulted in over 150 poems being written along with magazine articles and books .



Poem: 
If freckles were lovely, and day was night,
And measles were nice and a lie warn't a lie,
Life would be delight,-
But things couldn't go right
For in such a sad plight
I wouldn't be I.

If earth was heaven, and now was hence,
And past was present, and false was true,
There might be some sense
But I'd be in suspense
For on such a pretense
You wouldn't be you.

If fear was plucky, and globes were square,
And dirt was cleanly and tears were glee
Things would seem fair,-
Yet they'd all despair,
For if here was there
We wouldn't be we.

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