A Perfect World (POEM)
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A Perfect World
Joan Wangler, ICF Master Certified Coach
(written and published when she was about 9)
Can you imagine a perfect world
A world without any fear
A world where only friendship thrives
And hope throughout the year
A world where there’s no question
About religion, creed, or race
A world where one could speak out loud
And not run to hide her face
Now these may seem like fantasies
Or maybe bold-faced lies
But this world was envisioned
In a newborn infant’s eyes.
About the Author: Joan Wangler is an ICF Master Certified Coach and President of EDIN (Each Day Is New) Associates. She is best known for her work with leaders at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center introducing and facilitating the Diversity and Civility Creative Learning Group https://civility.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.html aka “Space To Grow.” She is currently on the senior coaching faculty at George Washington University working on a One Humanity initiative.
An early published poet, Joan wrote “A Perfect World” when she was about 9 or 10. Now she is thinking of calling the poem, “One Humanity.” She recently shared her poem with a Women’s Support Group led by Leslie Grossman. Joan is sheltering in place in Washington, DC. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.