If I were to take a magic carpet ride...
I'd bypass the mumps, the dragons, the witches and beasts;
I'd climb tall over mountains and rest in the clouds like sheets;
I'd swoop through the grass with the wind at my back;
I'd travel through London, spook the guards and return with a hat;
The oceans sweet, saltiness calming the air,
I'd ride the waves up and down and let mermaid curls form in my hair;
I'd dart through the forests shielding from mismatched trees,
Play with colorful birds and funny, flying monkeys;
Magic carpet and I'd play with fresh, mountain snow,
Bundled up for the winter, we'd make snowmen that glowed;
I'd follow a path of colorful leaves,
Covering the hillsides falling from trees;
I'd travel to Spain and sit by the beach,
Make friends with the locals, learning their language and then trying to teach;
I'd explore misty caves covered with glistening diamonds;
I'd sing out my heartstrings trying to hear where the sound ends;
For dinner at night, I'd roam through ruins in Rome,
Fill my tummy with pasta, sleep like in a hammock all the way home;
Hawaii would greet me with leis and the sun standing tall;
I'd drop with my carpet along the highest, rushing waterfall;
I'd dive with the whales of dinosaur size;
I'd fly South for the winter with a flock of birds transitioning their lives;
I'd pick up friends scattered on the globe like sparkling stars,
Share stories and bear hugs, no time passing though lives grown apart;
Drink cafe au lait at a Paris' cafe,
Walk through the city eating crepes and passing the day;
I'd fly through the louvre and gaze at the art,
Meet a handsome, dark stranger and open my heart.
The adventures seem endless, no place left to lurk!
If only my magic carpet could magically work.
With out it I fear, I can't run far away,
From the dark scary places that I don't want to stay.
But wait I remember these adventures are real,
Read in books or in movies or an experience I still feel!
Though the mumps, the dragons, the witches and beasts,
Aren't as easy to bypass, they are life's biggest keys.
Courage is tested, bravery is won;
Faith fully questioned, hearts learn to grow a ton.
They remind you to feel every moment to the end,
Live life to the fullest, and don't let them win.
Get back on that carpet wherever it lay,
Start your new adventure and go, on your way!