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 jwangler@edinassociates.com.  

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