I wish I had a big gray castle
And around it, a big blue moat.
I wish I had an airplane too
And a million dollar boat
I wish I was a knight, shining
All heroic and strong and bold
And wish I had my stories told,
To children, to menfolk too.
I wish I had a damsel fair,
In distress, to save and make my queen
I wish I was a dashing thief,
I’d steal her heart, and never be seen.
I wish I had a dragon-slaying sword,
And a mighty dragon to kill too!
I wish I had my piles of gold, to hoard
And shout from the rooftops that I do…
I’d spin around the world, and hear
For myself, some fairy tales, some true
The stories that made my childhood bear
Some stories that live on in memory;
These fantasies, Oh God be so kind
And make them all come true, let me see
For a moment, to know how it feels
For just a moment, to not be me….
So I’m waiting for a sunrise,I’m waiting for another day,I’m hoping to hear something niceTomorrow, if not today….I can see the stars, I can see them shineI can see them mock me, I can see their smile,I can see their lines, a design divineEven if it took me a while..And it happens, every night, while I wait,For the words to come to me; I hopeAs I watch the clouds dance with a telescopeFor the words that illuminate…..The hours, they tick, they tock, they fadeAnd down goes more sand in the hourglassAnd I wait in vain, and I wait in vainOh ’twere better to watch the growing grass….