When I Grow Up
When I grow up, I think that I
may pilot rockets through the sky,
grow orchards full of apple trees,
or find a way to cure a disease.
Perhaps I'll run for president,
design a robot, or invent
unique computerized machines
or miniature submarines.
When I grow up, I'd like to be
the captain of a ship at sea,
an architect, a clown or cook,
the writer of a famous book.
I just might be the one to teach
a chimpanzee the art of speech...
but what I'll really be, I'll bet
I've not begun to think of yet.
-by Jack Prelutsky