Poetry: When We Have a Choice

AFABW Int Poetry of the Month

June 15, 2020 – Los Angeles: The latest Artists For A Better World International “Poetry of the Month” selection features work from Fabienne Reynolds of the UK.

You are welcome to submit your own poetry, which will be simultaneously considered for both of the ongoing Artists For A Better World International poetry projects:


When We Have a Choice

What will you do my friend, once the storm is over
Where will you go neighbour, to now discover
Who will you see cousin, when you can have a choice?

Will you keep the promise you had sworn to yourself
A brand-new tomorrow promising a new self
Will you still stay at home, when you can have a choice?

Will you get back to tracks you had left in the sand
Will you let loose the sails to a wonderful land
Will you love back your life, when you can have a choice?

Will you drink the nectar of your life anew bright
Will you dance in the dark under the starry light
Will you sing me a song, when you can have a choice?

Who will be by your side when the past is beyond
Will you choose the present you painted to abscond
Will you know to be here, when you can have a choice?

Will we then be wiser, dignified and daring
Will we sing a new tune and dance to the ceiling
A future we dreamt of, when we did have a choice?

The storm passing over we vouched to be better
That our new being would only be smarter
Would we dare to make it, if we did have a choice?

In the depth of my soul a mad whisper of hope
A tiny little light that prays to grow in scope
Will it be big enough when we do have a choice?


by Fabienne Reynolds of the UK