If I Could Change One Thing
By: Kelsey Wilson
If I could change one thing,
Of all the things to do –
I could paint the sky green
Or make the grass turn blue.
If I could change one thing
How awesome would that be?
I could solve world hunger
Or even bring world peace.
But if I had to choose,
To have one thing or not,
I would choose to give all God’s children
The gift of knowledge and thought.
I’d give them books and teachers
And libraries full of pages.
I’d give them the gift of learning,
A gift that lasts for ages.
There’s no better refuge
For kids, big or little,
Than the stories that lie inside
Novels, poems and riddles.
I’d plant a seed inside of them,
The kind that thrives off facts,
Whether it be from numbers, art and science
Or from reading paperbacks.
Imagination and creativity will blossom
With all they’ll come to know,
And with skilled teachers nourishing them
Their possibilities will grow and grow.
From all of this new knowledge
Inside every boy and girl,
Will sprout a bud of hope,
Hope that they could change the world.