If If was really if

If you can read this socks
Are losec mups dispersible
If you can teach
Buy makeup online
If you can walk you can dance
(Or) being or been
(Or) being or having been
And yet I don’t know

If you can dream it you can do it
If you can think it you can do it
If you can move two matches
And truth table
If you can bear it
Twisted by design
Or the watch shop
(And) Stoop and another v rand water

If you can make god bleed
And rise in glory
And loose and lose and loss
And never let her go
If you can fix a bike
To serve your country
And so he spoke
“Expect the worst”

If you can talk you can swing
Or walk by a lilac tree
If either cell contains then
If all meaning
If you can fix a bike
With sincere condolences
Yours is the earth Parbold
And will we were here

You’ll be alright

Ed Arantus, 2016

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If, by Rudyard Kipling

[‘Tearful sludge’ (…)]

‘Tearful sludge’ has been looked up 325 times, added to 2 lists, and is not a valid
Scrabble word.
There appear to be people that are totally uninvolved in what the rest of us
usually think of sex.
Sydney Greenstreet played the psychiatrist who figured it out.
The ultimate acting is to destroy yourself.
No, I was not born with a monocle in my eye.
Such cases will be fairly common.
Topic A is abandoned.
Destroy the paper safely when you have exhausted your emotion in the writing.
Conduct due diligence.
Fat lot of good that does.

from 555 by John Lowther, 2014

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Remixed works:
“‘Tearful sludge’ …”, from a Google search
“Sydney Greenstreet …”, from Amazon’s “askville”
“The ultimate acting is to destroy yourself”, from a quote by Klaus Kinski
“No, I was not born with a monocle in my eye”, from a quote by Conrad Veidt
“Such cases will be fairly common”, from Fallacies by Nizkor
“Topic A is abandoned”, from Fallacies by ALF
“Destroy the paper safely”, from Pain Support
“Fat lot of good that does”, from The Secret Conversations by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner