Dream Up

Always be you; it’s the best thing you can ever be.

Watch the world with hope; it’s the best way to see.

Whisper to the crickets and invite Mr Teddy for tea,

and let your imagination run wild – be happy and free.


Never let the world stop you from being who you are.

Keep love close to your heart; let curiosity travel afar.

Don’t ever listen to those who say your ideas are bizarre,

keep playing music on your table-piano, or can-guitar.


Read books and let butterflies float from your hair.

Pretend you’re a fighter pilot, flying up high in the air,

or search for your honey and growl like a mighty bear.

Just do your best and always end the day with a prayer.


Keep on smiling; don’t let the bad things get you under,

and never, ever give up and lose your sense of wonder.


© Ilka Steyn, 2016. All rights reserved.


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