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 Aug. 21 2012 at 3:24 pm
k8husted PLATINUM, Central Point, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
Bliss Cavendar:(Whip it 2009) The last time I wore skates, they had
Barbies on them.

Most people are just too big-headed and jelous to realize that what there looking at is a great poem. I thought it was powerful, funny and honest. I highly doubt someone so close minded could ever come up with something like that. Just saying.  

on Aug. 21 2012 at 3:19 pm
k8husted PLATINUM, Central Point, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
Bliss Cavendar:(Whip it 2009) The last time I wore skates, they had
Barbies on them.

broken; He gave her credit for one and for two their poems are completley different. There are millions of poems with the same title, its about what you put in the poem that matters.

on Jul. 30 2012 at 8:00 am
ladybugsrock SILVER, Billings, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wow! I really liked this poem! This is probably my favorite poem so far! It definentaly deserves #1 rating!!

on 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.

on May. 25 2012 at 2:29 pm
LovelyDuckling GOLD, Hamilton, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
A vision without action is a hallucination.

very good! mind checking out my poem 'those things that never were'?

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on May. 3 2012 at 3:35 pm
BrianaLG, Voorhees, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing is going to get better its not
- Dr. Suess

loved it!!! it was AWESOME!!! KEEP WRITING

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on May. 3 2012 at 3:06 pm
momo11, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
my favorite quote would have to be "be who you are and strive for what you want cause in the end yu are sure to get it if you are true to yourself" (idk who wrote that)

that waas good.!

 


on May. 3 2012 at 10:24 am
Hoodster BRONZE, Lago Vista, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
If a tree falls and no one is there to hear it, does it make noise?

 check my work out...ive never done poetry before just decided to give it a try:P

lucky luke said...
on 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

on Apr. 11 2012 at 4:19 pm
georgiapeach328 BRONZE, Statham, Georgia
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I love this poem!! I love the part about the flip- flops!! :)

on Apr. 5 2012 at 3:53 pm
Anonymous_7 SILVER, Branson, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
-The only time you can get away with murder is when writing a book!

Great job! Thats all i have to say.

on Mar. 21 2012 at 12:50 pm
GraceMarie GOLD, Mitchell, South Dakota
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Oh I see. Well this is really good.

TTTeeSS GOLD said...
on Mar. 20 2012 at 9:34 pm
TTTeeSS GOLD, La Porte, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
There is no such thing as nothing, yet there is such thing as nothing, simply because there is nothing such as nothing.

Judith viorst is a poet who wrote a poem called if I were in charge of the world. Very different, just same idea.

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on Mar. 20 2012 at 2:24 pm
james14 BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Worst excuse for not turning in homework: 'I couldn't find anyone to copy it from'".

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! nuthin else to say but that!!!!!!

on Mar. 20 2012 at 11:03 am
NaomiStatia GOLD, Oranjestad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Too many to remember!

Amazing, mouth-gaping, speech impedimented, inspiring, truthful, going-back-for-fourths, enthralling, mindboiling good. It makes Yates look like a second hand poet! WOW! :)

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on Feb. 27 2012 at 2:11 pm
Annoymous, Arlignton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Respect yourself
and others will respect you

pretty good :)

on Feb. 27 2012 at 10:10 am
Dancing2222 GOLD, Sandy, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
"Imagination is more important that knowledge" -Albert Einstein
"Don't ever frown, you never know who's going to fall in love with your smile."

Wow!! Love the perspective. Great use of language. I posted an article similar to this, but I give a different perspective. It's called "Wouldn't it be nice"

on Feb. 5 2012 at 7:31 pm
GraceMarie GOLD, Mitchell, South Dakota
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Sorry If I am being rude in any way or invading your privacy but I am interested in who Judith is that you apologized to at the begining...?

on Feb. 5 2012 at 7:07 pm
Bookworm1997 BRONZE, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
You cannot open a book without learning something. -Confucious

Wow! I love this, and I completely agree...especially the part about spiders.

on Jan. 14 2012 at 9:46 pm
Miss_Brightside GOLD, Defiance, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
It's like she sees the diamond underneath And she's polishin' you 'til you shine. -Brad Paisley. (this goes to my step mom she keeps me going)
If you want a rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.-Albert Einstein

I love it!!!!!!!!! If you have a chance i would love if u would check out some of my work. ^_^


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