The Dreamer

I wanted to go sailing on a grand tall ship

Across the ocean blue!

But mommy said ‘no, it’s time for your bath’

So I settled for a ducky or two


I wanted to go flying through outer space

Faster than the speed of light!

But mommy said ‘no, it was time for bed

There would be no light at night’


I asked mommy why she always said ‘no’

To my great and gloriest plans

She said it was so I’d have something to do

When I became a man


These are the words I found in my diary

Up in an old attic steamer

By her letting me think, I could do all those things

I’ve remained to this day a dreamer


When my child wants to do something wild

And proposes the greatest of schemes

I can’t help but smile and say ‘in a while

You can do it all in your dreams’

Submitted: June 21, 2022

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Well done...evokes nostalgia quite well.

Wed, June 22nd, 2022 12:05am


Thank you.

Tue, June 21st, 2022 5:59pm


aHH, WHAT A CHARMING POEM. wHAT A WONDERFULsweet family you must have grown up in. Wa5rm smile a sweet poem for anadult tto reade. oved it.Keep up the fine work you do .

Thu, June 23rd, 2022 1:41am

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