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Leslie Philibert

(6th March 1954 / London, England)

A Better World


China will be declared part of the Peoples Republic of Tibet;
Somalia will send food parcels to the Swiss and the Mexicans will build
a fence to prevent illegal immigration from the United States. There
will be a Queen in Saudi-Arabia and Pussy Riot will be elected to
the Duma. The Taliban will build a church in Kabul and invite the Pope
and his wife to open it. Fast food will slow down, the Israelis will
paint their nuclear weapons gay pink and ship them to Iran.
North Korea will be renamed Happyville.North Africa will accept refugees
from Europe and a clown will become President of the World Bank.
All children will get the right to vote.

Facebook will discover that friends are real people, my sons might understand that my car needs petrol, and my wife might even stop
buying shoes.

And if you thought that poetry can`t change anything, you are right.
But it`s worth a try, isn`t it?

Submitted: Saturday, November 03, 2012

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/21/2014 11:45:00 PM)

    the world is changing faster than we think...recommend you read kanav's poem
    ....the world today......enjoyed this one.. (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (1/19/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    haha, , this is such an amusing write, , ,
    The Taliban will build a church in Kabul and invite the Pope
    and his wife to open it. Fast food will slow down, the Israelis will
    paint their nuclear weapons gay pink and ship them to Iran.

    these lines are hillarious, , , and also i like the ending very much , , , this goes into my poemlist (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (11/3/2012 9:40:00 AM)

    Witty and very wise! If only to take a peak, your poem's worth a gem, one, more than big a giant! True, that would be indeed the better world. I really love this poem may I have it on my faves? Thank you! (Report) Reply

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