(poems from my youth)

What Anyone Could Do.

ANYONE could have done it,
but NO ONE wanted to,

But SOMEONE could have only done,
What EVERYONE knew they could do.

When NO ONE wanted to do it,
EVERYONE was doing something else,

If only SOMEONE would have done it,
Instead, they cared about only themselves.

VERYONE knew that they were able to do it,
But NO ONE would stand up to be that ONE.

Since NO ONE would volunteer to do it,
NO ONE did what ANYONE could have done.

So if NO ONE wants to do it,
Then YOU stand up and be that SOMEONE.

Because ANYONE can set a sincere example,
And be the leader for EVERYONE.

Mark Anthony Thomas
Copyright © 2000

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