When I Grow Up

When I grow up,

I will invite the monsters

Under my bed

(and inside my head)

To have some tea.


I will tell the big bully

In my school

That it would be cool

If he’d sit a while with me.


I will eat the scary vegetables

On my plate

(even those that I hate)

Without a wince.


I will speak out loud

And raise my hand

I’ll take a stand

And will not flinch.


When I grow up,

I will surprise all of you

With the things that I can do…

If I grow up.