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I would do so many great things
If I could
I’d change the world for the better
I’d make it all good
I’d end poverty and homelessness
Without hesitation
Stop war, rape, murder
End all forms of discrimination
I’d improve education
Take guns and drugs out of the ‘hood
I’d do all these great things and more
That is, if I could
Then I look around me
At this world sculpted by man
And know all these things are possible
If I want to, then I can

Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.

Davon Blackstone is a poet and writer incarcerated in California.