10.18.2007

"My first act as Queen of the World will be..."

This week's Sunday Scribblings is "My first act as Queen of the World will be..." This first reminded me of Mary Engelbreit's print above " The Queen of Everything." Second it reminded me of Judith Viorst's classic poem " If I Were in Charge of the World." With apologies to Ms. Viorst I will imitate her poem with:



If I Were Queen of the World

If I were Queen of the World

I'd cancel poverty,

Work on week-ends,

Flu, colds, and also

Nasty germs.


If I were Queen of the World

There'd be brighter evenings in fall,

No cancer, and

Climbing roses forty-eight inches higher.


If I were Queen of the World

You wouldn't have abused,

You wouldn't have broken,

You wouldn't have kids without coats.

Or " Don't forget to give me a hug."

You would give lots of hugs.


If I Were Queen of the World

A double mocha with whipped cream and a double shot would be good for you.

All news on T.V. would be uplifting.

And a queen that sometimes forgot to hide her fears,

And sometimes forgot to stop the tears,

Would still be allowed to be

Queen of the World.



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18 comments:

  1. My sentiments exactly!! Just beautiful!! Loved it! You get my vote!

    Peace Giggles....

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  2. There would be no wrinkles, either. ( In faces)

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  3. You're my kind of Queen: *And a queen that sometimes forgot to hide her fears,
    And sometimes forgot to stop the tears,* You made Judith Viorst proud!
    Very creative, as always.
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. How I wish you really were Queen of everything! Great post!

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  5. I loved this post. As you well know a Mary fan here too.

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  6. awww how cute. this would make a good children's book.

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  7. I will gladly let you reign with that agenda!

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  8. This would be a cute book for children...and adults. I enjoyed it!!

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  9. Hi Giggles: Ah! To be the queen!
    Pamela: Good addition... gotta love no wrinkles.
    Noni: Thanks... I do love doing imitation poems... especially when the brain is just a little fried from teaching all week!
    Thanks Becca.
    Yolanda: I had to include a ME picture.
    Welcome Kiah... good idea!
    Thanks Tumblewords.
    Tori: Right back at you after I read your about your kingdom.

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  10. Long live the queen!

    Wonderful words - and I've always had a soft spot for that particular Engelbreit illustration.

    Well done, Your Majesty!

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  11. when you become queen i will sign back up for the world...

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  12. I love the coats part...and the no hurting part....and the happy shows part...ok, i loved all of it!

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  13. Yeah, I'd definitely have you be queen for life. I'd love the brighter evenings in fall.

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  14. tinker: ME's illustrations always make you feel like a queen?
    paisley: I think I know what you mean...but maybe changes will come slowly!
    jen: the coats part is so simple to fix, but yet happens all the time.
    patois: just when it is so beautiful... then the days get shorter! sigh

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  15. Great job!! I especially love this part:

    "And a queen that sometimes forgot to hide her fears,

    And sometimes forgot to stop the tears,

    Would still be allowed to be

    Queen of the World".

    Damn straight she would.

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  16. Just wonderufl HRH is a poet !

    What a shock i thought that mocha's with a double shot were purely medicinal! Are you sure they are not good for me?
    Well then Queenie, get going, fix that!

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  17. Hi mx-susan: thanks for stopping by. there are days that a mocha is purely medicinal... whether I am queen or not!

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