POEMS TO STIMULATE DISCUSSION
IN THE CLASSROOM
IF YOU COULD
ONLY CHANGE ONE THING
By Josie Whitehead
If you could only change one thing
Within this world of ours,
What do you think that you might change
If it was in your power?
Why would you want to make this change?
Write down your reasons why.
Perhaps you’d seek help from your friends –
So ask them! Go on, try!
Perhaps you’d find they may not share
Ideas that you may list –
Or, on the other hand, perhaps
They’ll add things that you’ve missed.
There could be much they’d argue with.
It’s not easy to agree,
So why not write down your ideas
And approach them and just see?
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What, for example, would benefit everyone in our world? Oh there are many things, so in your groups, make a list of what you all think is very important in our world. Josie