What I want to be

I want to be a climber

of mountains way up high

Climb all the way up to the top

above the cloudy sky

Pilots in the airplanes

wave as they fly by

“Oh” I want to be a climber

of mountains way up high



I want to be a sailor

a sailor of the sea

Sailing under clear blue skies

to see what I can see

Treasures in the island

waiting there for me

‘Oh’ I want to be a sailor

a sailor of the sea



I want to be a cowboy

that rides across the plains

Me and my trusty horse

Bandit is his name

We ride in all the rodeos

fans call out our name

‘Oh’ I want to be a cowboy

that rides across the plains



I want to be a fireman

that wears the big red hat

Climbing up the ladder

and saving kitty cats

Driving the firetruck

or riding on the back

‘Oh’ I want to be a fireman

that wears the big red hat



I want to be an astronaut

that flies up to the moon

Floating through the universe

I hear there’s lots of room

Chasing Halley’s comet

It should be coming soon

“Oh “ I want to be an astronaut

that flies up to the moon



I want to be a zoologist

working with animals at the zoo

Monkeys and Lions

and jumping kangaroos

Washing down the elephants

It’s quite a job to do

“Oh” I want to be a zoologist

working with animals at the zoo



I want to be a conservator

and art I will restore

Broken sculptures

and paintings that are torn

Working in museums

with things that I adore

‘Oh’ I want to be a conservator

and art I will restore












Author's Notes/Comments: 

For my daughter Samantha Ponsford...... I hope you become in life....... what you want to be.

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You are a natural songwriter

You are a natural songwriter
This poem seems like a ballad sung by a bard of old

You have a great gift.

My only difference with you is over rodeos which often break people's
spines, horses' legs, calves necks. As over a billion people in the
world are vegetarian vegan or fruitarian now the world is
changing rapidly