If I Were In Charge of the World

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.
Judith Viorst
















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If I were in charge of the world,
I'd prohibit exams
I'd let teenagers drink and smoke
I'd fire politicians

If I were in charge of the world
There'd be no wars
There'd be no brussel sprouts
There'd be more recess time

If I were in charge of the world
I'd prohibit chores
There'd be no little whiny sisters
There'd be a TV series subject at school
There'd even be an Internet one too!

If I were in charge of the world
Chocolate would be as healthy as a vegetable
And ice creams would not get you fat
I'd ban vegetables and yucky food too.
Pizza would be a must every day.


If I ruled the world
There'd be no Mondays but two Sundays
I'd make nights longer and school days shorter
I'd ban homework
and music lessons too.

If I ruled the world
It would be the best world.