If I were in charge of the world

If I were in charge of the world I’d cancel

poverty, pain and also chaos

If I were in charge of the world there would be

equality for all, love everywhere,

and recognition of the arts.

 

If I were in charge of the world you wouldn’t have

segregation. You wouldn’t have

discrimination. You wouldn’t have violence,

or “just another black child lost to the system.”

You wouldn’t even have a system.

 

If I were in charge of the world strawberry

and vanilla ice cream would be a vegetable.

All stuffed animals would come to life,

and a person who sometimes forgot to think

before they reacted, would still be allowed

to be in charge of the world

 

~Shalinda