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

By Jessica B., Brooklyn, NY

(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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5 comment(s)
cool, i like it
Mar. 26, 2018 at 8:51 AM • Report
Love the message of this beautiful poem (:
Dec. 28, 2017 at 9:49 PM • Report
brilliant ideas with a conversational prose!!
Dec. 28, 2017 at 9:48 PM • Report
Wow,I love this so much and it's relateable. Beautiful writing :)
Dec. 14, 2017 at 2:56 AM • Report
Lovely and simple.
Dec. 06, 2017 at 10:33 PM • Report