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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CowboysAndAngels said...
Feb. 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm
That was wonderful! You are a truley talented poet. If you don't mind, I would appriciate it if you could check out mine, I would love to hear what your feedback
 
BrandybuckTook said...
Feb. 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm
This poem makes me feel like with just a little imagination, anything is possible. Even being in charge of the world!
 
Picus. said...
Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm
Outstanding. Good Job! I wish I could write like that. =/ 
 
Writer15 said...
Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:00 pm
Wow, this is amazing! I love how you say the same stars are in multiple constellations, and your reference to Archimedes. Brilliant! I absolutely love it!
 
fxxxx This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:17 am
Great concept! Loved the ending! :)
 
Deamer said...
Dec. 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Really good! And so true, the world would be a wonderful place if you were in charge ;)
 
ChobaniLuvinPenguin This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm
Jessica, your poem is so touching! It is truly beautiful, especially the last part that begins with "I would find a way to make it easier"! The poem is so unique and thoughtful, and it will stay with me forever. Thank you for contributing this to TeenInk! Keep writing!!!!
 
. said...
Oct. 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm
I like the reference to Archimedies, it's very creative.
 
Morgan B. said...
Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:17 am
The only line that gave me joy was, "There would be no books of poems with the  last page missing...". 
 
Morgan B. said...
Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:17 am
The only line that gave me joy was, "There would be no books of poems with the  last page missing...". 
 
ladybugsrock said...
Jul. 30, 2012 at 8:00 am
Wow! I really liked this poem! This is probably my favorite poem so far! It definentaly deserves #1 rating!!
 
Finch34Crystal said...
Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm
People deserve good life and business loans or just consolidation loan can make it much better. Because freedom relies on money.
 
LovelyDuckling said...
May 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm
very good! mind checking out my poem 'those things that never were'?
 
BrianaLG said...
May 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm
loved it!!! it was AWESOME!!! KEEP WRITING
 
momo11 said...
May 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

that waas good.!

 

 
Hoodster said...
May 3, 2012 at 10:24 am
 check my work out...ive never done poetry before just decided to give it a try:P
 
Lokelani replied...
Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:47 am
Hey, Hoodster, I read your poem "Dream Girl". Are you sure you've never written poetry before? (GOOD JOB!)
 
lucky luke said...
May 3, 2012 at 8:00 am
i like d you poem it wasvery good i really liked the hyperboles in your poem and i also liked the meter
 
georgiapeach328 said...
Apr. 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm
I love this poem!! I love the part about the flip- flops!! :)
 
Anonymous_7 said...
Apr. 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm
Great job! Thats all i have to say.
 
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