I carry a land of imagination in my pen,
filled with people, furry creatures and things.
Maybe you will even find a giraffe that sings?
Much is unknown of this world hiding in my mind.
“It’s just fiction,” I hear you snicker and say.
Oh, how boring and dull I imagine your day.
These days of mine can be built on a rainbow
or I can go away to a forest covered in snow.
There are no limits to what I can do on paper.
I can make friends out of enemies or even find gold.
The key to this freedom is being brave and bold,
because playing with words is a thrilling thing to do.
“But how do you do this?” I hear you whisper and ask.
Oh, but darling, I’m a writer and it’s a part of my daily task.
With my pen, I get to play in my land of imagination
and I don’t ever want to stop with this process of creation.
© Ilka Steyn, 2016. All rights reserved.