I've yearned to cross the seven seas
and visit Paris, Athens, Rome;
or wander off to where I please
with rucksack, very far from home.
I'd love to see the Taj Mahal
or plunge into the ocean deep;
then watch a hungry leopard snarl
or glimpse a crocodile asleep.
One day I'll get beyond the hill
to satisfy this wander lust;
but then, perhaps, I never will.
My distant hopes are less than dust.
And now I'm old, I fantasize
of trips across the seven seas.
Each day I sit and close my eyes
and travel - anywhere I please.
For Russell's 'Dreams' Competition - Written August 2012.