If I Were in Charge of the World This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By
(Apologies to Judith Viorst)
If I were in charge of the world
My favorite flip-flops would never wear out.
There would be no books of poems with the
last page missing,
No hairy spiders to hide in the corners.
If I were in charge of the world
I would have a never-ending string of puddles
to jump in,
And mothers would never scold their children
for tracking mud halfway down the hall.
If I were in charge of the world
There would never be hungry but always satisfied,
Except in the classroom, where
There would be endless shelves of books to feed
voracious minds.
I would find a way to make it easier
For everyone to understand that sometimes the same
stars can make
multiple constellations,
And that Archimedes was right:
You can move the world if only you have a lever and
a place to stand.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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XxKathy1111xX said...
Oct. 28, 2009 at 2:54 pm
i really like it.... though i thought that the message was good i thought the words were selfish. you wrote basically about what you want and not what could change the world. but you made the message so strong i got what you mean. good job. and i love the last 2 lines... check out my work too plz!
 
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 22, 2009 at 8:10 pm
the last two lines are all it takes for a smile to break on my lips :) LOVE the imagination. tell me what you think of my poems please?
 
pinkvolleyballgirl said...
Oct. 22, 2009 at 5:50 pm
really awesome. GOOD JOB
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 22, 2009 at 12:01 pm
omg, i think that this is one of the best poems i've read in a long time. this is very imaginative, & you have alot of talent.
 
Caroline H. said...
May 22, 2009 at 6:03 pm
This is a rather beautiful poem, with its innocence and philosphical thoughts all rolled together. I really like it. Thank you (:
 
blonde said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 5:36 pm
i <3 this poem i luved the last 2 lines
 
Sydney M. said...
Apr. 26, 2009 at 9:30 pm
Awsome Poem
(Check out my poetry under sydney m. my pen name)
 
EdytD said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 10:07 pm
good job; I like it! :D
 
diva1 said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 4:32 pm
This is a beautiful apology, great work! It is a beautiful poem!
 
alayapoetgirl said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 9:52 pm
i absolutely adore this poem. now its one of my official favorites ever!!
 
DonnieMangino said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 4:31 pm
I LOVE THIS. ESPECIALLY THE LAST TWO LINES. <3
 
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