Treasure Island

James Weldon Lane

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

When If Meets Must


If we can fight together, we must strive together
If we can play together, we must pray together
If we can plan together, we must stand together
If we can cry together, we must try together
We must strive together, if we can fight together
We must pray together, if we can play together
We must stand together, if we can plan together
We must try together, if we can cry together
The future of man is built on a plan
Of working together whenever we can
So "if" must stand so tall
And "must" alone, cannot fall
For together, forever we bring
The best, the good of it al

Submitted: Thursday, January 02, 2003

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  • John Brown (8/17/2012 9:26:00 AM)

    A strong poem James. The doubling up of the first 4 lines drives home the message. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Valya Lio (2/25/2010 2:39:00 PM)

    dat is true Mr.James we must work together as a family, -n- frenz........ (Report) Reply

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