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« on: August 08, 2011 05:06:10 PM »

My Inspiration:
"If I Could Be In Charge Of The World"
a poem written by my daughter, Ashley

Recently I was going through my kid's school papers and childhood keepsakes.  I was sorting, organizing, and eventually I got around to putting them away in the cedar chest.

I spent most of the day laughing, and crying a little at the fond memories.  Currently my son is 26 and my daughter is 23 and they both live 12 hours away from us.  I came across the poem my daughter had written when she was about 15, and I found myself reading it over and over because even though she wrote it 8 years ago, it describes the core of her fun loving spirit; a sweet happy-go-lucky girl.  Funny thing is, now she is a vegetarian who likes to read self help books and who really loves her brother more than anything in the world!
The featured FONT is: Visit Indonesia 2011, which I downloaded free from http://www.dafont.com/visit-indonesia-2011-2.font  I also used chipboard font cutouts found at the local craft store.


if i were in charge of the world
id cancel vegetables,
getting in trouble,
and awful animals.

if i were in charge of the world
thered be bigger hoses,
bigger sodas,
and longer recess.

if i were in charge of the world
you wouldnt have homework,
wading pools,brothers,
or have to pay bills.

if i were in charge of the world
all schools would have candy pencils,
all kids can mute their parents,
 all books are what you like.

and a person who couldnt read,
and sometimes forgot to feed the dog,
would still be allowed to be in charge of the world!

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PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!
I was so glad to have an extra canvas on hand.
I just wasn't sure how the colors, tissue, and scrap paper were going to look.
I made several adjustments along the way.

THE ORIGINAL

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011 09:32:39 AM »

That is super sweet Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011 10:02:41 AM »

Thank you, I am so excited to give it to her.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011 12:47:04 PM »

I love it and love the poem so much, especially the last verse.  You have created a lovely keepsake for her. Thanks for showing how you did it and the materials you used.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011 08:32:04 PM »

The poem is good. Heartfelt - as words often are at that age.
Is your daughter now a writer?
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011 08:51:40 PM »

No, she is not a writer per say.  She has a few journals and has always enjoyed doodling and jotting down her thoughts.  She is very creative and has amazing ideas.  She is my go to girl when I am stuck on a project.  Funny thing though my son majored in Business Marketing & has a minor in English, he writes everyday.
Thanks so much for asking.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011 08:51:35 AM »

I appreciate the votes, thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011 07:49:24 PM »

Awwww, i love it Smiley what a nice way to display it too. My son's 4th grade class did that project last year in poetry. It's the Judith Viorst poem, the kids have a blast writing their own versions Cheesy

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/if-i-were-in-charge-of-the-world/
http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/incharge.htm
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011 07:45:49 AM »

Thank you so much for providing information on the original poem.  I have been wracking my brain to try and figure out how old she was when she wrote this.  I believe this project was done either in the 5th or 6th grade.  Goes to show you when you save their work you should write down that pertinent information.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012 12:34:20 AM »

very nice poem indeed!!
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