Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Today I needed some sweetness.

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, poem named after its first line.


•♥•♥[V]♥•♥• said...

i love the poem

and umm..the chocolates.

itzktb said...

Beautiful, and from me to you--here is a little more. Sweetness.


Deb said...

Ooh, the chocolates! All the sweetness for you, C.

runnerfrog said...

The poem is quite special, V., isn't? It has a child perspective quite accomplished.

Thanks Katie. I wasn't expecting any less :-)

Same to you, Deb.

Will Doohan said...

I wanna chocolate cone!
I want one all my own!
Whipped cream yes!
But no nuts please!

could I have 20 more of these?

runnerfrog said...

Oh, very good intent indeed. "No soup for you!"

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