“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!” – Peter Pan J.M. Barrie
As he walked along the foggy streets of London, a glimmer caught his eye.
He stooped and picked up a ribbon fallen by the wayside.
A thought crossed his mind that seldom had before,
of how he used to dream so many things that never were.
He gazed back into his childhood and saw his many toys;
he held his many books and heard his many joys.
If only he could return and change a thing or two,
the dreams he lost back then might have proven true.
Big Ben rang out in the distance, and he thought to look to the sky.
A star appeared in the heavens, glowing bright above the night.
The ribbon that he’d found stirred such memories,
he wondered how he’d gone so long without a thought of dreams.
He considered the little girl that must have dropped it there,
and wondered if she ever tried to look for Neverland.
To forever remain a child might seems a strange dream to her,
but he would give anything for that in all the world.
He followed the star down a narrow path and recalled his many dreams:
of so many magic lands and other bygone things.
Pondering all the dreams he’s lost, he gazed down at his hands,
“Why have I let go of all those childhood plans?”
His world had grown, his dreams had shrunk, as he all too swiftly became a man.
Now he realized that his all-consuming struggles were just momentary plans.
This world was not for him, he slowly realized that.
His life here was only fleeting: a moment, a glance.
He would soon pass away, forgotten by history,
but now he remembered what used to make his life so free.
The dreams he used to dream were put there by the Lord,
and when he turned his heart from Him, his dreams he too ignored.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Written Winter 2009