My Perfect World


In my perfect world, there wouldn’t be a child without two parents

My perfect world would consist of free college education to those who seek it

In my perfect world no one would be homeless or go hungry

Only love, joy, respect, peace, and happiness would be allowed in my perfect world

Jealousy, hate, envy, liars, cheaters, and thieves wouldn’t be in the human traits in my world of perfection

Uplifting one another and spreading positive vibes on a daily basis would be the model in my perfect world

Killing, drug dealing, gang banging, and mass incarceration wouldn’t even be known in my perfect world

Racism, sexism, and police brutality wouldn’t exist nowhere on my planet perfection

I often dream about a perfect world like this, hoping one day that these things would become my reality (wishful thinking, huh?)

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  1. Barbara Keary on January 4, 2024 at 3:29 PM

    I share your dream. I pray for it every day. Your poem is a beautiful statement of what the world SHOULD be. I don’t know why it isn’t this way. But I am grateful there are people like you here, to try to help make it better. Thank you for your poem.

  2. jason on January 24, 2024 at 1:58 PM

    this poem makes me think of perfection and makes me feel empowered to take a step towards solving bad things in my community this poem inspires me

  3. Aditi on January 24, 2024 at 2:02 PM

    Many people wish for a world like yours, but not many have the hearts to fight… or maybe have given up along the way. This world is cruel but you must not let it affect you because there is little hope anywhere and words can provide.

  4. Jan w. on January 24, 2024 at 8:05 PM

    MZ, A powerful poem. Your vision of your perfect world is inspiring and for those who read it keeps the vision alive in people’s minds so they are always working towards it and it is not just wishful thinking.
    Please Keep up your visionary and powerful writing. I look forward to reading more of your work.

  5. Valentina on January 26, 2024 at 8:05 AM

    This is an amazing poem and I love when you said “Racism, sexism, and police brutality wouldn’t exist nowhere on my planet perfection”. I really like this poem and I hope you make more!

  6. Max on January 26, 2024 at 8:10 AM

    I love this poem and to be honest this is not wish full thinking but hope for a better future. Keep up the good work and thank you.

  7. Sujay Chava on January 26, 2024 at 8:12 AM

    This is a very insightful and detailed poem about the experiences in your life, especially about parental experiences and your views of the world. This is great work.

  8. Noriko Bell on February 16, 2024 at 8:47 AM

    I like your dream about a perfect world. It is what we all want, isn’t it? It seems an impossible dream, but bit by bit, it can be reached in small ways. Here and there. If heaven was earth, this may be possible, a perfect world. Thank you for writing. Your poem speaks of hope and dreams and not giving up.

  9. HB on February 16, 2024 at 3:32 PM

    I’ve been told my desire to work for equality and equity and the “perfect world” you write about is a pipe dream. Not only is it a dream but it’s a wrong and discriminatory dream (to that I laugh). Your wish is echoed in my thoughts. I don’t believe in god, but I believe that if humanity chooses we can evolve beyond the petty bullshit. I believe in humanity. Thank you for writing this poem and inspiring me to keep believing and doing the work.

  10. Claire on February 16, 2024 at 10:21 PM

    MZ envisions a society devoid of negativity and filled with love, equality, and prosperity. The author’s use of parallelism in listing contrasting concepts like love versus hate and positivity versus negativity adds rhetorical impact to the poem’s message of hope for a better world.

  11. Emily on February 17, 2024 at 12:51 PM

    This poem is such a powerful reminder of the potential for a better world and the importance of striving towards that vision through action and shared values. It is important to maintain hope ina world where such turmoil and strife exists. Thank you for your words.

  12. Geneve on February 17, 2024 at 6:55 PM

    MZ, your poem advocates for uplifting one another and spreading positivity, rejecting violence, crime, and discrimination. It is a heartfelt expression of the dream for a more just, harmonious society, inspiring reflection on the values and actions needed to move towards that vision.

  13. Kay R. on February 19, 2024 at 12:21 PM

    MZ, this is a touching poem. You use your words beautifully! It highlights very relevant topics in today’s society. Many people, just like you and me, dream of a perfect world. Many dream of a reality where everyone lives in harmony and peace, so your poem is relatable to the masses. You did an amazing job.

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