I Wish

I Wish

By Terri Simpson


I wish that I could be like Matilda

And had the time to read as many books

I wish that I was as smart as her

And could do things with my mind, just a few looks


I wish that I could have good dreams like the Big Friendly Giant brings

And make those happy dreams a reality

I wish that all my hard work paid off

That's what I want to achieve and I'll work at it. Every. Single. Day


I wish I had the luck of Charlie

And could create my own "Chocolate Factory"

I wish that I could create a safe and fun place

To help people escape a life that is unsatisfactory


I wish that I could make a change like the girl with the magic finger

And fix everything wrong with the world

I wish I could make it a better place for all those who live in it

A sort of perfect dream unfurled


I'll remember, in the words of Willy Wonka "We have so much time and so little to do"

So I'll not rush past things or dwell on every little flaw and mistake

But I hope that I can leave a mark the world like Roald Dahl did with his stories

And help to create dreams, even when people are awake