A dreamer - yet they thought that she was mad
But dreams allowed an escape of reality, whenever she felt sad
Nobody special, lost in a fantasy world
Simple and thoughtful, yet no ordinary girl.
Her parents died when she was just two
Then she lived with Gran who was wise and true
Soon sent to high school; miles away
How she dearly missed her Gran every second of the day.
She was treated differently from all the rest
Only because she never had the best
Although ‘not well to do’, still the most humble being
Her ever-ready smile made others see “green”
The students would pick on her, laughing at her expense
Making her miserable, uncomfortable and extremely tense
So at breaks, left alone, she would sit by a tree
And when she closed her eyes she would feel carefree.
She dreamt that she was riding fast or flying in midair
And she could feel the wind blowing wildly through her hair
Her dreams took her places she never could go
Disneyland, Paris, Barbados, even Pluto!
She would write down her fantasies in her little black book
And read it whenever she sat at a nearby brook
She would remember Gran’s words: “Dreams do come true.
Just have a little faith and do the best you can do.”
Those words of wisdom had stuck with her till this day
And after high school she won a bursary to study far away.
Now she teaches orphans and makes them believe in their dreams
Making them feel special and enhancing their self-esteem.
She travels the world, always meeting new friends
Creating her very own popular trends
They love her personality and her radiant smile
People hope and forget their problems for a while
She was a dreamer yet they thought that she was mad
Now she’s living a life no-one dreamed she could have had
She wakes up each day living out her dreams
And that, dear friends, is where it really all begins…
02 May 2012