Treasure Island

Allen Steble

(20/04/1987)

(Do what makes YOU happy)


My parents once said to me
When you grow up
What would you like to be
An actor I said
I use to dream of it
Whist I lay in bed
They would say
It doesn't matter
What you want to be
As long as it makes you happy

My parents use to say to me
When you are a grown man
What would you like to be
I would like to be an engineer
I liked the idea of building things
My dream was clear
And others would say
It doesn't matter
What you want to do
As long as it pleases you

My parents have always said
When you grow up
What would you like to become
I want to be an astronaut
And fly in space
And all they would say is
As long as it puts a smile on your face
Because you see
It doesn't matter what you want to be
As long as it makes YOU happy.

Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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Follow your dreams, be yourself and become what you want to become.

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