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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 Jan. 14 2012 at 8:11 pm
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."

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I so agree!!

on Jan. 14 2012 at 2:58 pm
She-who-loves-love SILVER, Tecumseh, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever left, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
-Sherlock Holmes

This is beautifully written. I wish you were in charge of the world, so that all these things would happen. Good luck with domination :)

on Dec. 23 2011 at 10:42 pm
awensman95 SILVER, Alexandria, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"All dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

I wish I was in charge of the world!

on Dec. 23 2011 at 7:27 pm
arcanine24 PLATINUM, Ventnor, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Everyone has a story; just some are more interesting to read than others.

this is really really good. I liked it!

on Dec. 23 2011 at 12:53 pm
camohunter19 GOLD, Sedro-Woolley, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it." "Violence is never the answer! It is a question, and the answer is yes."

That's cool! I like it!

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Dec. 23 2011 at 9:55 am
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
4 articles 1 photo 157 comments
"ManekiNeko," because i cannot see how i was at all rude in my comment, i will assume you are talking about the poem, which disappoints me. Writing is a medium of self-expression, and this person obviously put a lot of work into this poem. It is well written and if you plan on commenting like this on any piece of writing that is not the most positive thing in the world, then i think you will find yourself disliking every other piece of writing you read. Thank, but as you previously said, if you do not have something constructive or nice to say, please do not say anything. Thank you.

on Dec. 1 2011 at 6:15 pm
ElleNicole BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

This is really really good. Nice job, I'm impressed. Would you mind checking out my stuff? Thanks!

niner PLATINUM said...
on Dec. 1 2011 at 3:28 pm
niner PLATINUM, Hartville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Isn't it funny how you broke my heart, but I still love you with all the pieces?"
"It's easy to stand in a crowd, but it takes courage to stand alone"
"What would you attempt if you knew you could never fail?"

this poem is amazing! "riley j," have any of yours got submited? if so, good for you, but if not, no need to bring down someone else's because obviously alot more people like this one more than yours.

kama24 SILVER said...
on Dec. 1 2011 at 1:53 pm
kama24 SILVER, Lamar, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
\"Oh what web of lies i weave, when i first started a plan to deceive\"

I agree with her! This poem was amazing it defantly got me to thinking how i would want the workd to be like! I love your work and hope to me and hope that people learn to help and not try and to bring you down.


on Dec. 1 2011 at 12:34 pm
ManekiNeko SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
8 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and prove it to be true."

You are rude and unconstructive. And rude. Did I mention rude? If you have nothing constructive or nice to say then there is obviously something wrong with your current situation.

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Dec. 1 2011 at 9:52 am
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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AMAZING! You are very good, this is a great piece of work! Thank you!


on Dec. 1 2011 at 7:16 am
HoloWise PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
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This is amazing.  I loved reading it!

on Dec. 1 2011 at 3:42 am
Theo Lazar BRONZE, Baia Mare, Other
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You are so talented! This is beautifull poem...It would be awsome if someone like you, with your ideas, will be in the charge of the worl

on Nov. 9 2011 at 6:20 pm
Ada Dolan-Zalaznick SILVER, New York, New York
9 articles 0 photos 7 comments
I love this! I really like the way you paint a great picture with simple words...especially about a topic that can very easily cross-over into cliche!

on Nov. 9 2011 at 5:34 pm
ShadowKeeper BRONZE, Rush, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Someday everything will all make perfect sense. So for now, Laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason ~ Unknown

BEAUTIFUL!! it was captivating from beginning to end

on Nov. 9 2011 at 3:11 pm
Jacy-Lee PLATINUM, Stonington, Connecticut
21 articles 2 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love to learn, learn to love

I love how simple and yet beautiful this piece is. with such bare lines can come such vivid images yes?

Dreammer GOLD said...
on Nov. 9 2011 at 2:51 pm
Dreammer GOLD, Montrose, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Love is like quicksand the further you fall the harder it is to get out

Enjoyed the poem plates look at mine and comment

on Nov. 9 2011 at 8:24 am
AmayaSakaruta, Borger, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
From out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, i thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul. -William Earnest Henley
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. -the Bible

i really like this...please check out some of my work?

on Nov. 9 2011 at 4:51 am
Lady-Milano BRONZE, Richardsbay, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"When ever someone says life is so hard I'm tempted to ask,compared to what?"

great poem


on Oct. 18 2011 at 9:36 pm
BeautysBeast GOLD, Okinawa, Other
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great poem!!! love it keep up the good work, maybe you could check out some of mine? :)