Hopefully there will come a time in life,
When I’ve settled down & have a wife.
When the memories of my youth are sewn,
I’ll start a family of my own.
After my adventures have long since past,
My memories of these days will last.
All those people I had the pleasure to meet,
Remembered in the stories I repeat.
The ones who changed this life of mine,
Immortalised when it comes to bedtime.
For McNeeney children, tucked in bed,
Will have the most amazing stories read.
Of places traveled & cities seen,
The locations that will fill their dreams.
And populate each & every night,
With tales of ones who changed my life.
And those who’s bodies long since gone,
Through bedtimes stories will live on.
But I’ll stress to them in tender voices,
“Take care not to make the same bad choices,
Don’t let your passions be subsided,
Or let yourself be narrow minded”
I will kiss them gently on the head,
And say now, may darlings time for bed.
There’ll be no princes or witches in this cast,
Just people from their parent’s past.
No made up kingdoms in far off lands,
But places they can see first hand.
I’ll tell them “Now children please take care,
The real villains are out there,
But the good folk are all around,
And so much adventure to be found”
They will meet all the stars of these great tales,
Who’ll fill them in on more details.
Sit them on their knee & whisper “By the way,
I know your Dad gets carried away,
But listen to what he has to say,
And you can have tales of your own one day”
Out into the world they will go,
To see things only they will know.
Until when I am old & grey,
Which comes to us all some day,
And the roles we, years ago rehearsed,
Find themselves reversed.
Son’s & daughters tell their dad,
Of the adventures they have had.
Of all the places they all have seen,
Of distant places they have been.
Reminding me of stories I have said,
But in my age I now forget.
Bringing me back for just a while,
To my brilliant friends & days of style.
Letting me relive, just once more,
The wonderful things I’ve done before.
Then they’ll kiss me gently on the head,
And whisper “Dad, now it’s time for bed”