Wednesday, February 17, 2010

...be Allison.

Unpublished Works, © 2001, BillyPauleyJr.*

...be Allison.

Ivy and Allison sit hand in hand,
Out on the balcony,
As close as they can,

Allison wonders,
What will I be…
…when I grow up to be somebody bigger than me,
I want to be everything to everyone,
I do not want only to…
…be Allison,

I want to make people stand up and sing,
I want to shake steeples and hear the bells ring,
I want to hush babies and conquer your doubt,
I want to cure sadness and put fires out,
I want your bad times to go far away,
I want to help good times find you and stay,

I want to be everything to everyone,
I do not want only to…
…be Allison,

I want to explain all things unknown,
I want to build cities, I want to make homes,
I want to climb mountains, I want to dig jewels,
I want to swim oceans, I want to fight duels,
There is no rest for a person like me,
If I want to be everything everyone needs,

I want to be everything to everyone,
I do not want only to…
…be Allison,

I want to fly jets, I want to run trains,
I want to race cars, I want to make rain,
I want to teach birds to whistle and sing,
And teach you to fly on fearless wings,
I want to write books and read the stars,
And capture the sky and sell it in jars,

I want to be everything to everyone,
I do not want only to…
…be Allison,

I want to put wind into your flight,
I want to take fear out of your night,
I want to be laughter, I want to be hope,
I want to be bubbles inside your soap,
I want to play sports, I want to save lives,
I may not be able, but I do want to try,

I want to be everything to everyone,
I do not want only to…
…be Allison,

Ivy answers,
I wonder too…
…what will I be when I grow up like you,
I want to be everything to everyone,
I do so want only to…
…be Allison,

You do make me want to stand up and sing,
You do shake the steeples, I heard the bells ring,
You do hush babies and conquer my doubt,
Your cure for my sadness can put fires out,
You do cause my bad times to go far away,
You are my good times and I want you to stay,

I want to be everything to everyone,
I do so want only to…
…be Allison,

Your good heart explains all things unknown,
It builds me a city I want to call home,
Your love can climb mountains, your soul can dig jewels,
Your faith can swim oceans, your will can fight duels,
There is no rest for a person like you,
Who truly is everything, if you only knew,

I want to be everything to everyone,
I do so want only to…
…be Allison,

You will fly jets and you will run trains,
You will race cars and you’ll even make rain,
You will teach birds to whistle and sing,
You taught me to fly on fearless wings,
You will write books and read the stars,
And capture the sky and sell it in jars,

I want to be everything to everyone,
I do so want only to…
…be Allison,

You do put wind into my flight,
You do take fear out of my night,
You are my laughter and you are my hope,
You are the bubbles inside my soap,
You will play sports and you will save lives,
You are truly able, because you do try,

I want to be everything to everyone,
I do so want only to…
…be Allison,

Allison believes,
With all her heart…
…when we grow up to be somebody more than we are,
We will be everything to everyone,
If you will be Ivy, I will…
…be Allison,

We will make people stand up and sing,
We will shake steeples and hear the bells ring,
We will hush babies and conquer our doubts,
We will cure sadness and put fires out,
We will make bad times go far away,
We will help good times find us and stay,

We will be everything to everyone,
If you will be Ivy, I will…
…be Allison,

We will explain all things unknown,
We will build cities and we will make homes,
We will climb mountains and we will dig jewels,
We will swim oceans and we will fight duels,
There is no rest for Ivy and me,
Who will be everything everyone needs,

We will be everything to everyone,
If you will be Ivy, I will…
…be Allison,

We will fly jets and we will run trains,
We will race cars and we’ll even make rain,
We will teach birds to whistle and sing,
And each other to fly on fearless wings,
We’ll write books and we’ll read the stars,
And capture the sky and sell it in jars,

We will be everything to everyone,
If you will be Ivy, I will…
…be Allison,

We will put wind into our flight,
We will take fear out of our night,
We will be laughter and we will be hope,
We will be bubbles inside our soap,
We will play sports and we will to save lives,
We are truly able, if only we try,

We will be everything to everyone,
If you will be Ivy, I will…
…be Allison,

Ivy and Allison sit hand in hand,
Out on the balcony,
As close as they can.

- Willy Toad*

…this is a Smokey the Toad™ production.

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