Tell me Dad, will we go see the rhino?~ by Jim McIntosh

Oh, how I want you to take me to see them,
All the pictures you show in the stories that you read me,
When I grow..
Will we go? Can we see them?
All the animals you show me in the stories you read me,
Will they be there?
Will they graze where we gaze in the wild where they should be?
I want to see them.
I want to hear them.
Will they be there when I grow?

I want to know when I grow you will take me to see them.
All the stories you have told,
When you read me to sleep and you set me a-dreaming,
And the pictures that you show.
I want to know we can go see a rhino.
And if I want…
The elephant…
The leopard, the lion and the big buffalo are gonna be there,
Roaming free where
A little boy dreamed them?

Tell me Dad, will we go see the rhino?
When I grow…
Will we go? Can we see them?
All the pictures you show in the stories that you read me
Will they be there?
Will we see them?
Will they graze where we gaze in the wild where they should be?
I want to see them…
I want to hear them…
Will they be there when I grow?

I want to know when I grow you will take me to see them.
All the stories you have told,
When you read me to sleep and you set me a-dreaming,
And the pictures that you show.
I want to know we can go see a rhino.
And if I want…
The elephant…
The leopard, the lion and the big buffalo are gonna be there,
Roaming free where
A little boy dreamed them?

Tell me Dad, will we go see the rhino?
Can we go and still see them?
All the beasts in the pictures in the stories that you read me?
While man destroys them,
Can you ignore them?
Will you help me protect them for my own little boy?
I want to know we can go see a rhino.
And if we want…
The elephant…
The leopard, the lion and the big buffalo
Are gonna be there,
Roaming free where

Every child dreams them?

Jim McIntosh ©2012

 

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A custom shoemaker, slowly wearing out his tools. No sign of slowing down for this not so young traveller, but sometimes I just have to take time out to repair my worn out soles. They’ve been around, and it’s time to talk of where they’ve been.

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