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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.


People hurry down the streets.

I only see faces in the crowd.

Everyone’s moving to a beat.

Do they know who creates the sound?

A taxi pulls up to the curb.

A woman jumps inside.

The subway comes around the curve.

Everyone is eager for a ride.

A man shuffles down the aisle.

Children go screaming through the yard.

A mother hurries on her way.

A father mends a broken heart.

A jogger runs past the trees,

Carried by the autumn breeze.

The sailors drift about the seas,

Going anywhere they please.

Because everyone’s in a hurry,

And I know they all have a story.

But no one seems to know

Where they’re really going.