Saturday, April 15, 2017

It's Sure To Come True

everyone wants the life they do not have
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,
modest acclaim.
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
in Nature.

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