Kaleidoscope Online | And Sam: Andrews

Would you see if we could

A better future for you in time

What is that you say you’re sure to be unsure

And Sam it’s not so tragically looked at


Could you sail your yacht on the water you ask

But I look adamantly a nap would be

And yes you may lay on my lap closing your eyes

And Sam you’re sailing now with imagination


But we can look at time now

A generation away really it’s not too hard

To just maybe gaze at a stormy sky

We could ask an astronomer oh so why

And Sam and Sam and Sam

I once could do anything you could imagine


Just understand it’s not so hard to nod off

What’s that you say you want a drink of milk

Well I could give you a cookie too

And Sam it’s not so tragically looked at


Now that you are asleep I will not wake you

I’ll pick you up and carry you to bed

I’m sure your sailing your yacht right now

And Sam you are sailing now with imagination


First published in the Winnipeg Free Press 40 years ago, Andrews is also a published greeting card verse writer who has been writing poetry, song lyrics, and short stories for over 35 years and who is a passionate believer that, “ God is that painter of diverse design.”

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Kaleidoscope is an annually published journal featuring the creative writing of persons with lived experience of mental illness from across Manitoba.

Selected works are published in a digital, online anthology at www.artbeatstudio.ca/kaleidoscope-online.

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