What If…

What if 

When we landed
Behind enemy lines
No-one seemed to notice

And when they finally saw us
They waved a mild hello
Fingers fluttering in greeting

What if

    When we waged war
    No-one engaged with us
    But just shrugged and
    Walked away, carrying
    Bundles of wheat and stacks of corn to market

And when they passed us
Waved in salutation
Nodding as they went by

   What if
We practiced the fighting 
Alone on a field of battle
And when they saw us
Grunting and struggling with cannon and gun
They stood and watched
Gathering around us 
Like a crowd of cheerleaders
Applauding our efforts as if for show
Waving a small flag
Not theirs but ours
In acknowledgement

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