Through the Years

When I grow up,

I’m gonna be a princess.

I’m gonna buy a castle 

and live happily ever after…

Well, maybe not.

But when I grow up,

I’m gonna have lots of money.

I’m gonna buy a mansion

and live happily ever after.

When I grow up,

I’m gonna solve the world.

I’m gonna travel its four corners

and leave a greater mark than they…

Well, maybe not.

But when I grow up,

I’m gonna make a difference.

I’m gonna do things right

and travel the world on a shoestring.

When I grow up,

I’m gonna buy me a house.

I’m gonna invest in my future

and travel to Paris someday…

Well, maybe not.

But when I grow up,

I’m gonna invest in their future.

I’m gonna raise them to care

and not make the same mistakes as me.

When I grow up,

I’m gonna be ready for tomorrow.

I’m gonna take another breath

and accept my mistakes…

Well, mostly.

When I grow up,

I’m gonna count my blessings.

I’m gonna welcome today –

for it’s all we ever have.

©Brenda Baker ~ Caffeinated Ramblings 2017

8 thoughts on “Through the Years

  1. I’m a friend of Emily’s .. I read each and every poem she shares and love them all!! This has to be my favourite!!! Nice one !

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful words and continued support, Marina! I’m truly honored. 🙂

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