Buxton Shippy

Rookie - 182 Points (7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

What Would The World Be Like


If we all do what Christ teaches,
Would we still have wars,
Would we still have diseases,
Would we still have the poor,
Would politicians and lawyers
Get to keep their jobs,
Would preachers still stand at the pulpit,
Would people still compete like dogs,
For bread?

What would the world be like
If we didn't have to fight
And the money spent on weapons
Were spent on building shelters
Would we still have the homeless?

What would the world be like
If the money spent on prisons
Were spent on early childhood education
Would we all be wise?

If we had a perfect world
Would we still die?

Is it possible to have a perfect world?
I DON'T KNOW
But I will try.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 11, 2013
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  • Rookie - 532 Points Silvi Tripathy (8/10/2013 6:28:00 AM)

    Wonderful thought.Uncle, I understood the deep thought of poem.If you have time please read my poems.Thanks. (Report) Reply

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