If I Were in Charge of the World MAG

By Jessica Bolluyt, Easton, PA

(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.



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on Jun. 4 2016 at 12:27 pm
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"..though warm as summer it was fresh as spring." (Thomas Hardy) ("Far from the Madding crowd")

This is a beautiful, clever, and inspirational poem! I really enjoyed reading that :)

on Apr. 21 2016 at 6:38 pm
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wow! i love this.

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on Apr. 21 2016 at 11:00 am
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Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve" - Stephen Chomsky

I love it, you are an amazing writer.

Amalia said...
on Mar. 30 2016 at 11:19 am
I really like this poem, I think your readers can relate to it and it has descriptions involved in it, which help the reader see the images your trying to capture. I also like how your personality is presented in the poem.

on Mar. 30 2016 at 8:38 am
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Awesome poem! I can totally relate

on Mar. 8 2016 at 11:47 am
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on Jan. 24 2016 at 11:39 pm
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"Language is the house of Being. In its home man dwells. Those who think and those who create with words are the guardians of this home." - Martin Heidegger

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only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile
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the only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

It was a beautiful poem. It was mvoing and inspirational, but at the same time it was sad and haunting. i love the ending the most, it was sweet and thought provoking, it is a nice conclusion to the poem. know a lot of people are asking this, so i understand if you don't want to, but i am an aspiring author and would love you to check out my stories. your feedback would mean a lot to me, so thanks for considering. keep up the good work.

on Jun. 18 2015 at 8:11 pm
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Make as many as mistakes as you want, just don't make the same mistake.

Your use of anaphora as well as your metaphor behind Archimedes were both greatly crafted to perfection. What an apology! I can only hope you'd check my work out as well: TeenInk.com/poetry/sonnet/article/808811/The-Prickle-Bush/

on May. 27 2015 at 8:06 pm
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't regret anything because at one point it was what you wanted." -Unknown


on May. 27 2015 at 3:10 am
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Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

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on May. 5 2015 at 6:20 pm
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Always remember, your haters are your biggest fans. Those who criticize you are only begging you to get better.

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on May. 5 2015 at 6:03 pm
Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere around the world. But then I ask myself the same question."

This poem makes me happy (:

on Mar. 22 2015 at 1:04 pm
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How can a bird that is born to fly, be put in a cage and expected to sing?

Love it! Please check out my work @JessicaB.It's called Fire or Ice :) :)

on Feb. 6 2015 at 4:31 pm
That1CrazyChick SILVER, Agoura Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
When I walk alone, it's like I walk with a thousand people, but when I walk with a thousand people, it's like I walk alone. -Me

I love what you said about the constellations :D Well done!

Paakhi said...
on Dec. 24 2014 at 6:48 am
Wow, this poem is awesome. Especially the last 3 lines. You're an amazing poet :)


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