Wouldn't It?

Wouldn't it be wonderful
if we could go back somewhere in time
And, undo the things that hurt us
without any reason or rhyme?

Erase all wars throughout history..
bring loved ones back from the dead.
Replace all the ugliness we have seen,
leaving plenty of happy times instead.

To meet up with all your buddies
where you last saw them on that trail...
Tell them about the ambush ahead;
warn them the mission was about to fail.

To be able to bring back the sparkle
to the eyes of a proud mom and dad
Who now have only their memories
of all of the good times they had.

To reunite a young husband and wife,
who will now be together for many years
Instead of offering your condolences,
helpless to take away her tears.

To allow a proud father to be there
to pick his child up from a fall..
Instead of that child knowing only
daddy's the picture that hangs on the wall.

Wouldn't it be wonderful
if we could go back to any year
And undo the things that hurt us,
leaving smiles to replace all the tears?


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