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Childhood Dreams Part 2

The three little pigs came to the ball Tried to blow the castle down It didn’t work It was made of solid gold So they gave up and sat at their trough Ate noisily And snorted quite a lot They started poor Sneezy off His allergies he couldn’t control Living up to his name He sneezed and sneezed His nose was dripping like a tap And was feeling rather wet and cold He wipes it on his long red sleeve Snow White told him off “Use a hanky!” She exclaims raising her arms with a sigh He marches across the crowded room He cannot see what’s in front of him Arms folded and only a foot high A pixie lays a banana skin down And he slips up and falls I giggle and laugh As he chases her round the hall all night I watched in amazement As my fairy tales came to life They were all my friends I had so many The witches were my favourites Their cackle made me laugh With their pointed black hats And black silky cats They cast spells all the time The cauldron held potions The ingredients a mystery A secret kept by the coven I am sure they would have told me what was in it if I’d asked The smell of potions cooking Started Sneezy off once more I handed him a hanky He smiled He went home early Walked a long way back Whistling all the while He lived far far away But as soon as Sneezy fell asleep His snoring could be heard for miles My childhood dreams were full of excitement Adventure and fun all the way My toys came to life My dolls could walk and talk on their own We talked for hours about school and our friends We chanted nursery rhymes Bringing them to life too Although some of them are scary I don’t like spiders I’m glad Miss Muffet left hers at home Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall I lost count of how many times The King’s horses and his men Put him together again and again But he was round like an egg He couldn’t balance on his tiny legs He fell off the wall for the last time The King’s horses and men gave up Poor old Humpty sat crumpled on the hill Until Jack and Jill came up They used sellotape and glue Plasters and bandages And fixed him up like new In my childhood dreams I could speak any tongue To reptiles and animals too Insects and fish I would talk to for ages I was like Dr Doolittle They talked to me too Dogs told me stories Of chewing up toys And such things like slippers from your feet Even naughtier they tell of eating the Sunday chicken Before the family sat down to eat Cats told me funny tales Of tripping owners down the stairs Of meowing loudly to get let out Bringing in mice Rats and birds too Making their owners scream out loud Because cats are like that They don’t need people They have nine lives Are independent and survivors But I know they love their snuggles Despite them being so proud In my childhood dreams The stars were family now passed Watching down over me with the angels as I sleep They talk to me like normal Like they’re still here with us Not lost They take me to their new home Heaven in the clouds above Angels play golden harps Raining glitter of silver sparkles everywhere So beautiful and at peace The pain no longer on their face I guess my mum was right They are in a better place My childhood dreams were of faraway places Beaches in the sun Making sandcastles Playing in the warm sea And of pirate adventures Oo Arh Captain! Having fun all day long I dreamt of rainbows I could climb To find my pot of gold I dreamt of finding my own Prince Charming Of having children of my own My childhood dreams were full of wonderment Christmas a magical time I would watch the elves Hard at work Both night and day Getting presents made Wrapped and ready To load up Rudolph’s sleigh Through the skies we rode Over chimneys and skyscrapers Seas and oceans Through warm days and cold nights Different time zones Clocks go backwards here To give us more time Everyone helps at Christmas It’s a holy time My childhood dreams were enchanted Full of magic and adventures My friends were not human They had magical powers We travelled throughout time and space Together we ruled the world I danced with fairies Played with gnomes Attended glamorous balls I had a life of mystery and bliss There the impossible was possible I had a fairy godmother Who would grant me wishes Not just three If I wished for something It would appear Anything I need If I felt sad my toys would cheer me up The clowns would do tricks My Barbie dolls presented fashion parades My teddies would dance in front of me My childhood dreams were dreams that came to life To accompany me on my way From being a child to an adult now I remember my friends from those days Sometimes I wonder if they were real I look in my garden at the gnomes I swear I see them moving Out the corner of my eye I see my daughter watching Only one year old but she laughs I swear she sees what I saw And I feel a tiny bit jealous I whisper into my baby girls’ ear Say hello to them for me To the pixies and the fairies The witches and gnomes To the fairy tales and nursery rhymes And the things I will never tell The secrets that were given me By my magical friends way back then Will stay with me always I feel safe in the knowledge They will accompany you on your way Even now when I look in the skies above I say a prayer to the stars The lost people I still love no longer visit me But I know that they are still there My childhood dreams were amazing I know my daughters will be too I read to her the stories I heard The ones that inspired me Gave me my imagination and growth I know she’s only one year old And she doesn’t understand But very soon she will Be dreaming in wonderland Dancing with fairies soon My friends will be her friends I know they will look after her Take her to the magical places I remember and hold in my heart And give her the most amazing gift Childhood dreams

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Date: 8/24/2015 10:17:00 PM
Bravo. This became one of my favorite poems. It took me a while to finish but I enjoyed every word and I had my wife read it. She loved it. She jokingly said don't enter that contest. You don't have a chance against that beautiful write. I admire your patience and your will. You are very talented, and you have a gift.
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Date: 8/24/2015 10:20:00 PM
If I had to rate this write from 1-7 I would give it a 10...

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