If I Ruled The World
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If I ruled the whole wide world there's so much that I would change
I wouldn't be Mr Popular and they'd think me somewhat strange
First thing to go would be nuclear arms they would all be banned
I'd then send my officials to keep watch, in the corners of every land.
Next would be the wealthy nations I'd put a stop to all the greed
And give all poorer nations on earth everything that they need
I'd create an international police force to tackle all the crime
And ensure the hardened criminals served all their prison time.
The environment is another issue that's high up on my list
I'd pass laws banning the use of plastic of that I would insist
Then a clean up of all the oceans, they've become a dumping ground
Any country found not doing their bit; personally I would hound.
Poor air quality and thick smog, in cities is often seen
I'd have special filters put in cars so that they could all go green
And planes are great polluters; they leave vapour in our sky
I'd encourage train and boat use as an alternative to fly.
I'd tackle extreme racism and hate crimes of every kind
Then come down hard on offenders; I'd be an iron fist they'd find
Wars too would be outlawed they'd be no more refugees
Any rogue states starting conflicts I'd bring them to their knees.
For all the firearms in the world, I'd have an amnesty
Then every country in the world could then be classed gun free
I'd make all towns and cities, peaceful sanctuaries
You could all go about your daily chores without any worries.
Some cultures in other lands treat their women differently
I'd probably upset the 'old guard' by saying they have equality
Free education is the next thing I'd have it for every child
In large cities and big towns and even kids out in the wild.
There's homeless people everywhere a sight that's sad to see
I'd build more homes and shelters for all of humanity
More hospitals in every country that I'd have built everywhere
Everyone could expect to receive the best of medical care.
A rich economy I'd create; jobs for every woman and man
People I'd expect to do a days work but only if they can
Hunger I'd eliminate there would be enough food for all
Build sports facilities to keep you fit, gymnastics or football.
Of course you'd have doubters saying that this guy he's quite funny
He wants to change the whole world so where will he get his money
Well distribution of all the worlds wealth would now be controlled by me
And money saved on nuclear arms I'd spend on all humanity.
All these changes that I'd implement would not happen overnight
I'd make some mistakes on the way but in the end I'd get it right
A good quality of life for everyone that would be my priority
So when you cast your vote at the ballot box I hope you vote for me.
Written 19th. August 2020
For If I Ruled The World Poetry Contest
Sponsored By Chantelle Ann Cooke.
Placed 1st in the contest.
Copyright © Tom Cunningham | Year Posted 2020
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