Saturday, December 15, 2012

Let's Pretend ...




Let's pretend that there is love all around;
Every child on earth grows up safe and sound.

Imagine it ...

Let's pretend that we can change the world in any way that we could;
Just as a game, let's pretend.
Let's pretend there came a time when people would do nothing but good,
And that it never would end.

Just imagine ...

Let's pretend that everywhere injustices will cease in the the world
I know it's crazy, but try.
Let's pretend that all at once one morning there was peace in the world,
And not one child had to cry.

If people don't like our dream when we're through,
We'll pretend that people do.
Then make believe that it all will come true.

Let's pretend that there is love all around;
Every child on earth grows up safe and sound.

Imagine it ...

Let's pretend that children all stop to ask for the moon.
It's a children's game;
All the same, children grow up soon.





from the 1988 "Save the Children" recording
                                   "Let's Pretend" by Alain Boublil/Claude-Michel Schonberg/Richard Maltby Jr.

10 comments:

  1. Pretending with you, Sybil. Imagining it real hard.

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  2. Beautiful poem/song. Lovely application to the school tragedy here in the states. Bless you.

    Regards,
    Yvonne

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    1. Yvonne. I wanted to post an audio version as it is absolutely lovely but the technology baffled me.

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  3. Lovely thought, Sybil. So wishing it was true.

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    1. Wishing, praying, hoping, imagining ...

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  4. If only we could live in imagination.

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    1. maybe I can't live in imagination but I sure like to take vacations there ...

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  5. What a beautiful poem.

    "Let's pretend that all at once one morning there was peace in the world, And not one child had to cry."

    I hope you work out how to post it as a song.

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    1. The song is lovely, wish I could figure out how to post it.

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