Thursday, 4 October 2012

What If?

What if I was not human, Just an animal convinced to be a person
Living amongst you all, barking yet thinking I’m making words

What if my hopes have been falsified?
Maybe I have been living a fake life,
Being lied to just to keep staying alive?
On hopes that ain't real.

What if crime wasn't crime?
That the police justified their use of guns by being the police?
just to oppress.

What if things aren't really the way you perceived them to be.
What if babies cried to warn you of imminent danger?
...but then you plug in their pacifier to keep them quiet.

What if you were just a clone?
The real you lived thousands of years ago
You are here making serious reasoning meanwhile it doesn't really matter.

What if we didn't need to work to get paid?
We are just being slave-driven to achieve some devil's plan.

What if?

What if we lived forever?
Would that be enough time to do right?
Would there then be enough time to spend with family?
Or would it be just too much.

What if all parents really did take the first positions while in school.
Would that mean I am nothing like my dad?
Coz I never came first in my class

What if 365 days never really makes a year.
That it was meant to be 90 days.
...and what if 24 hours wasn't a day either
Think of how old you would have become by now.

What if?

What if Eve never ate the apple and didn't give to Adam to eat.
What would it have been by now?

What if they really ate the apple and made away with the seed to plant it.
What would have been the name of the fruit; Apple? Mango? Passion fruit?
Just saying.

What if doing good is bad?
That bad guys get to live longer so they could have the chance to be good
While good guys die coz they are too good.

What if our lives and everything around us are just our imaginations?
That we see and create images the way we want them to be.
It’s just all in our minds?

What if I was just writing this to keep you glued to your screen?
To make you think a little bit outside your box for about a minute and the half.
Making you think of what you wanted to be different.

Now you are thinking of who I am and what's wrong with me.
Ok, now you are smiling. Confused and thinking I'm crazy.

What if you were right?


  1. Hahaha! This is so good!

    No, I'm not wondering what's wrong with you, I also think we are not human... Duh!

    1. Lol, thanks. Yeah I share your thought on that one.

  2. What if everyting is an illusion...and we are all trapped in the Matrix? Would I be Neo? Would I take a green pill or a red pill.
    What if I was Mary, and when the angel told me I would have a son, I said No, I have to finish my Masters program....
    You're not crazy dear, at least not more than everyone else....:)

    1. lol, OluwaSomtochukwu!!! ...i tot I was crazy but Mary to finish her masters therefore saying NO is awesomely crazy. lol. nice one. lol

  3. What if I hadn’t chanced on your post which was in the process of travelling through my reader (that I browse rarely) – would the whole course of the word be affected?

    What if by commenting here I am delusional as your post does not really exist…?

    What if you think you exist – but you don’t as you are an integral part of my delusion…

    What if I don’t really exist and you are writing this comment to yourself as you are delusional...

    I don’t think you’re crazy – I think we both are. But what if we’re not and neither of us exists…

    Anna :o]

    1. Lol, hmmm, worth thinking.

      what if you really didn't comment on this and all these wasn't written but you think it is.

      Thanks Anna. you are always welcome here.

    2. Hah bravo response Marcel!

      I'm not quite sure of anything I wish you would post more!

      Anna :o]

    3. More on "what if"? or on something else. By the way, are you on twitter? I'll be working on something new too.


  4. Lovely. I used to wonder if the dream world was the real world, and this world was the dream world- what if.

    By the way, I think you should write more.

    1. Doctor, if i write more, wouldn't you recommend a psychologist for me? lol.

      I will. Thanks for your opinion and comment.


  5. what if my name is not Tope but Shade and I am just deluded and live a lie?
    What if I am not female but really a bloke.....would I be regarded as gay bc of my love for shoes?
    What if I could not write and just a dumb girl who cannot process her thoughts? How would life pan out?

    This is your best poem......I love it.

    1. hmmm, is that right? lol. Thanks. The possibilities on "what if" is endless my dear.

  6. Replies
    1. hahahahaha, now I know I really wasn't going crazy. Everyone else has a "what if" side to their existence. Imagine Somi's own. lol

  7. I wrote a looong comment and then lost it for some crazy reason... :-(

    You're not crazier than anyone else, only enough to make your commander think for a while instead of focusing on the troops. Welldone Soldier!

    1. Roger that commander. hope it's a good thing (your not focusing on the troops) otherwise, i'll be at the guard room. lol

      Thank you ma'am *salutes* :)

      ...but again, i wished i saw ur long comments. cheers.

  8. I wish you had seen it too, but as impromptu long winded comments go, i cant remember a line of it :-D

  9. What if earth were a prison, with our lives moulded and guided by some machine somewhere.

    Enjoyed reading it, this world would be dull without the flights of fancy that make up 'what ifs'

    1. Oh, thank you so much Sisijacobs. You are very right. :)

  10. What if I wasn't born a female? Would I be this emotional? What if I was still born a female and yet did not care about people as much as I do? Would I be called cold-hearted? What if there was nothing like 'social media?' Would u be able to post this and get people to comment on it? What if you even posted and didn't get people to comment? Would you think your write-up wasn t good enough? You might, but you know what? It's damn good!

    1. ...and what if I said thank you. Would that show appreciation enough for the wonderful comment? Or would you think me shallow? #BigThankYou!!! :)

  11. Damm!!!! I love this.....endless what ifs.....wat if heaven nd hell re actually not real, but feeble nd stories told from generation to generations...
    Wat if after we die there is no afterlife like we re taught to believe, but death is just d ends our chapter...
    What if we re reincarnation of ourselves from previous lives.....
    What if a man nd woman can decide who gets to conceive their kids, wld it make d men more appreciative of their wives?
    Wat if wat i believe abt my religion to be true is actually wrong...
    Wat if vampires really did exist nd can turn humans into vampires, will I be tempted to?
    So many what ifs....
    Marcellous, u re not d only one in guilty of been as crazy as u re.

    1. Lol. What if all your thoughts were correct but only to find them wrong because you are someother person's what if? Just saying.