If i were a builder..

by Michael   Oct 5, 2017

I would assemble; scaffolding
around our world, providing
platforms to help the construction
needed to build hope.

I would pour concrete;
into deepest wounds that
have bled; pain for so long.

I would take my trowel
and plaster over cracks; to
seal and restore all faiths
not spread blame; over each
persons right in their belief!

I would take bricks
and build confidence;
into communities
not walls to divide us!

I would take my brush
and paint a colourful
scene of unity; not
just gloss over
black and white!

I will take wood; carving
bridges into connecting lives;
not just to walk all over them

I would take cable and
feed energy; lighting up
lives; leaving no person
in dark times!


If I really could I
would build hearts
of gold and place
one in

..and very living soul

.. AND!


..the ones who build bombs
will just need to dig themselves into






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  • 2 years ago

    by Emily Wacker

    Congratulations on the win! Well-deserved!

    • 2 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Emily :)x

  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    If I were a builder by Michael points 7
    Here we have a well laid out and thought through piece by Michael and one that makes you think thoroughly about how you see life yourself and what you'd do to make things better if you could and Michael puts all this together in one full swoop of how he'd overcome all the woes of the world and make it a much better place with him becoming a builder not of construction sites but of people, of communities and last but not least the whole world and I personally think we need more people like this in the world because there is so much hatred in the world today. I take my hat off to you Michael for being honest enough to write this piece with such sass

  • 2 years ago


    Nice work Michael, a Metaphor after my own heart, the mix of life in the construction worked well, a structure with a message for all to see and heed.

  • 2 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Judging Comment

    I really liked the message that has been brought out here and
    the layout of it, as well as the breaking up of words which stresses
    a point without trying to push a point across to the reader.
    This poem has a positive and shinny out looks and just wish
    more people in this world feel and act towards this goal rather
    then thinking to destroy! Truly an enjoyable read.

  • 2 years ago

    by Kireasha L

    All I can say is wow! Excellent piece, congrats on the win.


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