If Women Ruled the World

If women ruled the world, there might be jealousy
And discord, but there would hardly be any wars!
There would be less corruption, injustice, and cruelty,
And, above all, fewer moral problems to solve:
Families would be honored and preserved.
If women ruled the world, they would remember their beloved
Children’s faces as they planned for a better Earth for them:
A kinder world, less hazardous and polluted, where integrity
And justice prevailed. If women ruled the world, they would
Use their hearts as well as their brains; they would prevent
Disasters and genocides; they would strive to spread love
And kindness, to improve international understanding while
Increasing friendly global interactions. If women ruled
The world, they would turn it into a perfect planet, unless
They were intent on emulating men: copying their ambition
And love of glory, then there would be no improvement, and
The world would remain as cataclysmic as it is right now…

© Djehane Hassouna, 2007

Rainbow of Emotions, page 149

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