I’ve decided on world domination,
It’s a logical move, don’t you think?
For it has to be better than housework
Or slaving away at the sink.
‘Cause I’ve had it with laundry and cleaning,
After decades of doing the stuff,
And I’ve come to a point in the journey
Where I feel I should say, ‘That’s enough.’
I have much better use for my efforts,
I have daydreams I want to come true,
And there’s no way that’s going to happen
If I just sit and mope and feel blue.
Which is all very well but be honest,
There are thousands of stories out there…
So it’s back to the drawing board thinking…
‘Cause I must have a story to share.
So I stocked up on biscuits and coffee,
(In default of an IV infusion),
And debated the problem profoundly
In a dark state of bookish seclusion.
Now meanwhile the dog joined the action
And she published a book of her own;
Now while she answers mail from her fan club
I go out for our walks all alone!
We’re having such fun in the writing,
We travel the land far and wide,
(And diligently check all the pubs out)
To find where the mysteries hide.
But to further the stated intention
And with world domination in view,
We need to be bestselling authors
To make all those daydreams come true.
But hang on, what’s that in the email?
There’s something I seem to have missed…
The first book I ever had published
Was up on a bestsellers list?
Now of course such success is illusion…
It is just a brief flash in the pan
But it just goes to show about daydreams…
If you dream you can do it… you can!
(Author’s note: Just a small word of caution:
While such moments feel truly terrific…
When dreaming of world domination…
You really must be more specific!
The ‘Bestselling Author’ was lovely,
And ‘Award Winning Poet’ is too…
But a dream must be really consistent
To make all those wishes come true!
So get back to the keyboard, no shirking,
Or get down on your knees for reviews…
And get that old grey matter working,
… And stay on good terms with your Muse!)