~ My Storybook is Closed ~
Now then...Once Upon a Time...
There was this scared little girl
who one day found a magic book -
she took it to her darkened room
jumped in bed to take a look...
It's cover shimmered brightly
and the pages smelled so new -
she opened it so carefully
stepped inside, and fast she flew...
There before her was a world
so vast of happiness and blue -
skies so full of funny people
some were strangers, some she knew...
So many different characters
welcomed her with open arms-
There were ladies fair in beauty
there were princes sweet with charms...
There were knights & lonely maidens
horses, dragons, fairies too -
There were clowns & fools and even some
who looked like me and you.
There were shooting stars & dreams
Rainbows, Roses, Butterflies -
All this splendor overwhelmed her
Magic danced before her eyes...
So on and on she read,
adventures, dreams, and fantasy -
And far away she flew
She forgot reality.
Her wings were strong, she flew with grace
she soared the magic sky -
She slayed the dragons, wished on stars
and sang with lullaby.
This little girl so brave now
in the pages of this book -
She hid within her fairy-tale
and didn't want to look...
At the real world all around her
cold & barren - full of lies...
Reality can seem so cruel
it comes as no surprise...
Why so many little children
run to the shelves within -
to find a magic book thereon
where fairy-tales do spin...
Where lords & ladies dance in love
the butterflies are free -
to float on winds within the book
Captive dreamers are set free...
That little girl is me,
and now I gently close this tale -
this magic journey in my heart
the wind on which I sail...
I make a place high on the shelf
to tuck this book away -
As I step back to reality
to face the coming day.
I curtsey to the characters
within this book of mine -
All of you, I hold so dear
You've dreamed with me in rhyme.
I've lived safely in the pages of a dream.
March 15, 2000