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He’s alone in his thoughts as he sits in class. His mind too full of wonder to focus on the task. “Wake up, says his teacher, you’ve got work to do.” “Science and math and a test or two.” But he never hears a word she says. He is lost deep in the fantasy inside his head. He dreams of a world far away Where he can laugh and play. Where girls and boys Can have all the candy and toys. Where dragons can fly And castles soar into the sky. Where monsters roar And eagles soar. Where there are no rules And never a day of school. That is where his mind is at, All day, in that chair he sat. But teacher don’t despair. For while homework he might not care. That boy who you scold Might be the one who changes the world.

Playground Dreams

Tic-tac-toe and jumping rope

Are the games school children play.

Running free, wild as can be,

Is the way they spend their day.

They’ll play hide and seek and

Hopscotch with their feet.

And go laughing on their way.

It’ll be all smiles and cheers,

Without any fears,

Until the school bell rings.

Then they’ll trudge back to class

For their homework and tasks,

Until their next chance to dream.