What do I think? said Ernesto McSpink
I think what I think no one thinks I should think
I think all the loud people should just quieten down
I think all the bright colours should be changed to brown
And then when that’s done, here’s what else I think
That the soft should be loud and the brown should be pink
Well, not so much “should” but “what if it were?”
Do things have to be as they are in the world?
Must grass be green? Must pigs’ tails all be curled?
‘Grass can turn brown’, I just heard someone say
. Well, that might be true, I will answer to those
. But what if an elephant had a snub nose?
. What if buses could fly? (Just how far could we get?)
. What if bears were all blue? What if buildings had fur?
. What if there were no walls or chairs started to purr?
. I think so many things – every minute, each day
. That I wonder if others all think this same way
. Or do they think differently, thinking I’m strange?
Do they think that I think that they think I should change?
I like it, you see, having all kinds of thoughts
Supposing, imagining, thinking all sorts
If it made me angry or stressed, I would stop
But it makes my day interesting, bottom to top
From early ‘til late, from beginning to end
Then finish to start and all back again
I wonder and muse, I consider and dwell
But what do I think of the most? I will tell
It’s something I won’t find out ever UNLESS
YOU help with the answer – so divulge, say, confess
What’s in your head right now, tell me all your ideas
Turn the world upside down and throw out all your fears
Make thoughts float into words (now don’t let them sink)
And tell me, please tell me, just what do YOU think?
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