What if we were given an opportunity.
What if we could change things around inside of our community.
What if we stood for unity.
What if we made a difference, and encouraged another person to make better decisions.
What if you had the opportunity to write out your life.
What if a blind person was able to regain their sight.
What if somehow, someway we found a cure for aids.
What if H1N1 put an end to your days.
What if Hurricane Katrina hit Beverly Hills.
What if the water killed thousands in the BP oil spill.
What if houses in Haiti were sturdy and firm.
What if Obama was assassinated before completing his second term.
What if the Wikileaks founder withheld the truth.
What if America, the beautiful, returned all of her troops.
What if public school teachers were properly paid.
What if the wrongfully convicted were released from the cage.
What if innocent people got back all of those years.
What if mothers never suffered, and had to shed tears.
What if tomorrow never came.
What if it always rained.
What if you found a way to eliminate all of the pain.
What if you came to the conclusion that life was only just an illusion, and then drew into seclusion.
What if we never failed, just lived happily.
What if pain and stress were not a part of this reality.
What if your thought process brought success.
What if there weren't kids that had to starve to death.
What if oppression never existed--would the statistics inside the criminal system then become fictitious?
What if I never rose up off that hospital bed.
What if my little brother wasn't buried and dead.
What if, I could bring him back, dig him up and blow breath in his lungs so he could reconnect with his two sons.
What if, air pollution, global warming and massive atrocities put an end to this modern day society.
If you or someone you know is a currently or formerly incarcerated person with creative content to offer, please submit your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch! We'll share the content on social media and always give credit to the artist(s) involved. Any type of submission--whether stories, poems, illustrations, music, videos or something else--are welcome! Brandon is currently incarcerated at Angola State Penitentiary.