If I Were In Charge Of The World Poem by Judith Viorst

If I Were In Charge Of The World

Rating: 4.2


If I were in charge of the world
I'd cancel oatmeal,
Monday mornings,
Allergy shots, and also Sara Steinberg.

If I were in charge of the world
There'd be brighter nights lights,
Healthier hamsters, and
Basketball baskets forty eight inches lower.

If I were in charge of the world
You wouldn't have lonely.
You wouldn't have clean.
You wouldn't have bedtimes.
Or "Don't punch your sister."
You wouldn't even have sisters.

If I were in charge of the world
A chocolate sundae with whipped cream and nuts would be a vegetable
All 007 movies would be G,
And a person who sometimes forgot to brush,
And sometimes forgot to flush,
Would still be allowed to be
In charge of the world.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Blue Swell 19 June 2012

my nine year old rewrote this poem today in her class as part of an assignment. and the last stanza she came up with reads thus: If I were in charge of the world Movies that I love would have a sequel And all vitamin drinks would taste like soda And a person who scribbled on the wall And a person who said they would always be small Would still be allowed to be in charge of the world Cheers

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Edith Heilmann 02 May 2009

I have my students read and then rewrite this poem to teach the concept of absolute monarchy in medieval history. They can do ANYTHING they want if they are king or queen.

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A good person 04 May 2022

Anyway, great poem, a 4 star poem

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A good person 04 May 2022

Sara Steinburg, this is why, just don't be negative

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sus 04 April 2022

i no no like to harrdd

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Sara Steinburg 04 April 2022

I Hate Your Poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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me 19 April 2022

ohhhh your the person who the poet mentioned in the poem

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Want no trouble 18 April 2022

Technically, Judith said she'd cancel Sara...

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dance and school 05 April 2022

dont be so so so so so rude! ! ! !

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Dance and School 04 April 2022

i love love love the 007 James Bond part.

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