I wish I was a rock star
With a guitar in my hand
And my ears plugged with music
Rocking my body, shaking my booty
In a world of my own with my band.
I wish I was a writer
With stories whirling in my head
And ink stains all over my fingers
As I take my readers on a wild journey
While ensconced cozily in their respective beds.
I wish I was a movie star
Fighting my own fights
Romancing the appropriate hero in inappropriate ways
Attending parties in my glittering gowns
And waving to everyone under the lights.
I wish I was a politician
Holding the rights of a country in my hand
With the power to make worlds meet and make worlds end
Having the president over for lunch, dinner and tea
And calling him my best friend.
I wish I was a lawyer
Reading the constitution
And twisting those words to serve my ends
Putting up a show in each and every trial
While demanding for my client’s restitution.
I wish I was an architect
Making plans that no one understands
Designing buildings of wood, stone or maybe, polystyrene
Talking to the walls about windows and to the floor about foundations
And building a home for everyone in every land.
I wish I was an artist
Capturing everything I see on canvas
Putting colors in on black and white
With a paint-splattered smock and a painting brush
I would take over the world and change its facade.
I wish I was a dancer
Twirling in my pink tutu and ballet shoes
Ruling over every music like the mistress I am
Wooing the world with my lithe body and swan-like grace
And when alone, using my ankles to chase away my blues.
I wish I was a pilot
Flying above the world for all to see
Maybe, racing with the birds once in a while
Feeling so large when all under me look so small
And laughing my head off in the face of gravity.
Now I’ll tell you what I really am going to be.
In the years to come, a doctor I will be
Treating my patients and all their complaints, you will see;
Healthy and happy and in debt will all my patients be
For I will be charging each consultation, a very hefty fee!