Poetry Project

By Savannah Gonzales

If I Were In Charge of the World

If I were in charge of the world

I'd end poverty,

end racism,

end world hunger, and especially child hunger.


If I were in charge of the world

there'd be justice,

peace, and

black lives would matter.


If I were in charge of the world

you wouldn't go hungry.

You wouldn't worry about walking alone at night.

You wouldn't have to text someone saying you got home safely.

Or that you're not in danger.


If I were in charge of the world

all races,

all sexes,

and all classes

would be treated equally.

Ballad

I've been singing that song.

The one you were humming the other day,

and I can't get it out of my head.

I can't get you out of there either.


You give me that feeling.

When you're on a long car ride

and you just zone out

and forget all your troubles.


It's crazy how much I think about you.

You're my first thought in the morning,

the last before I go to sleep,

and all the ones in between.


You've got me laughing in my dreams,

and smiling in my sleep.

Free Verse

when you love someone

you never really stop


you never forget their favorite song

or the way they used to sing it


you never forget the how their eyes sparkled

or the way their hair used to flow


you never forget their voice

or the way they used to talk


you remember all the little things

because

when you love someone

you never really stop