People Might Not Understand

When I’m president of the world,
I’ll move the White House to Harlem,
Outlaw guns—especially the ones
   they make to take out you and me.
When I’m president of the world,
Babies won’t ever go hungry,
Pampers and cable TV will be free,
And houses in the hood will look like the ones on
   HGTV.
I’ll fix the hole in the ozone,
Make it illegal to be grown and styling in the same
     clothes that your kids put on.
When I’m president of the world,
I will listen more than talk,
Walk
    instead of ride.
That way I’ll see America through other people’s
     eyes.
When I am president of the world,
I will still come for dinner on Sundays.
But no chicken, please.
People might not understand.

From You Don't Even Know Me by Sharon G. Flake. All rights reserved.

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