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The Voting Machine

I want to be the president, President
of the United States of America; I want to
run an election campaign, debate
on television, inject my thoughts into the minds
of millions of voters; I want to do this, sleep
and repeat — in all the 195 countries
in the world.

I want to make everyone beautiful, fit
and healthy, I want to make every man
a millionaire. I shall make each man
a billionaire.
But what after that? What shall I do
afterwards — how shall I pass and kill my
time? What shall I ever do?

I shall open a paper-mill, and write
poetry on my privately manufactured
paper.
I shall become the Bill Gates of animal
rights; and open feline orphanage centers
all over the world.
I shall make movies, and cast Johnny Depp
in most of them — I shall pass my
time watching the Stargate sequence of
the 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I shall provide free meals to musicians
twice daily, all over the world.

I shall rewrite the code of life, and access
the secret code~box of the universe.

I shall make every man have three
heads, and every woman, five;
I shall thrive on my accomplishments,
and create a duplicate copy of the earth,
for my leisure.

I shall create my own heaven.
I shall design my own hell.
I shall.
I can!

Comments

Tanmoy Acharya 100 (author) on February 11, 2021:

I have just commented on "See You Real Soon ~ a Nonsense Poem”. I love nonsense poetry. There was a Bengali poet of nonsense poetry, named Sukumar Roy, who wrote amazing nonsense poems. There are no good English translations of his poetry. I shall try to translate some of his poems, in the future, if everything goes well.

The world literature is truly a vast field. There are so many local and national libraries in each country. There treasures are in vastitude, although the Internet has simplified them to a great extent.

https://archive.org/details/SukumarSahityaSomogro3...

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 11, 2021:

Thank you Tanmoy. I appreciate your saying that, and I know how difficult it is to comment in time. I have managed to comment on most of your poems but not all. I just wrote one myself that has not yet been moved and which was partially inspired by one of yours. Cheers.

Tanmoy Acharya 100 (author) on February 11, 2021:

The aim of this poem was to invoke this feeling: what if we could mold our destiny, ourselves. The details of life make the writing witty!

I really feel grateful to have found a poetic comrade like you, John. I thank HubPages for making this happen. I look forward to reading all of your work. If they are on Discover.HubPages, then I can not leave a mark (i.e., a comment) that I have read your work. If I find the chance to comment, I shall definitely try to attest my testimonials to your work.

Cheers to life!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 11, 2021:

It is said that you can achieve your dreams if you strive hard enough. I like all the things you want to do and will do, well apart from giving every man three heads and women five lol. I had to laugh at making your own movies - and casting Johnny Depp in most of them. Nice writing.

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