the princess longs for bread and butter only
with bologna, bored with her high teas
and to be caught in the rain
the jester dreams of a university position,
the actor wants to go about unseen
and Cinderella dressed in green
in the jump rope rhymes
won't stay that way
now turn the page where
the ballerina wants to sing opera...
it is good that it does not work this way
what if the oranges all wanted to be apples.
the hippopotami poodles?
the layer cakes, noodles?
oh learn to make do to
be happy you are what you are,
said jiminy cricket, don't be blue.
wish on a star
for what you have.
it's sure to come true.
mary angela douglas 15 april 2017