Treasure Island

Bernard Shaw


Imagination.


I used to play at Pirates,

And sailed the seven seas.

Then I was a cowboy,

These simple things did me please.



I had a vivid imagination,

Adventure was always on my mind.

I discovered the joys of reading,

And escaped the daily grind.



Once I lived with the Eskimos,

In the land of ice and snow,

Went hunting and a fishing,

My fantasy was all aglow.



I read a book of Jules Verne,

And went off to the moon,

It was just to take a look,

Then it was time to return.



I spent time in the forests of Africa,

With Dr. Livingstone as my guide,

Then off again to America,

With Huckleberry Finn I did hide.



In my world of fantasy and imagination,

I performed such wonderful deeds.

A Hero of all the Nations,

I was the one that did succeed.



Then I grew up my childish world at an end.

I had become serious it nearly drove me around the bend.

I still do like the mysterious,

This is the message I am trying to send.

Submitted: Tuesday, November 04, 2003

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