2014-2015, Poem

If Only

Featured in 2015 Spring Issue of Rambunctious

If Only
Ashley Lawless, '16

If I had a penny
for every time you lied to me
I would be the richest person
in the world

If I had a nickel
for every time you said
that you loved me, no one
would be hungry

If I had a dime
for every time you said
you would never hurt me,
everyone would have a home

If I had a quarter
for every hour you spent with me,
everyone would be cured of
the illness they were facing

If I had a dollar
for every laugh we shared,
I could buy clothes for those
who were cold

If I had a hundred dollar bill
for each moment that I treasured with you,
I would be more than sufficient, but
no value can bring happiness

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