by Jacinta Farragher
What is it that I want to do? I often think about it…
Sometimes I think of an idea, but then I start to doubt it.
Could I be an astronaut? Would I make it into space?
I know I want to work to make the world a better place.
I’d love to study physics – sound and light and steam…
Energy, matter, space and time… but is that just a dream?
Or will I be a healer? I just don’t know how to tell;
It would be quite amazing to make unwell people well!
Perhaps I’ll be a star – I’ll act, or dance, or sing.
I’d inspire and uplift – just think what joy I’d bring!
Perhaps I will build bridges, as graceful as a feather;
And innovative buildings to bring people together.
Could I reach and teach children of the next generation?
Educate, support, and encourage imagination!
Or join a rescue service – a firefighter, or a ranger?
I’d find people and animals, and help them out of danger.
Could I try my hand at farming the land, and plant seeds in the ground?
I could help make sure there’s always enough food to go around.
Or shall I be an ambassador, and travel land and air?
To bring peace and understanding to people everywhere.
Perhaps there are still lands unknown – I could sail and explore the seas…
Or work in science and biology – find new types of birds and bees.
Maybe I’ll be a pilot, because I know I’d love to fly…
Moving people from place to place and soaring through the sky!
I’ll invent, or sculpt, paint and create, with silk or stone or gold;
I’ll bring beauty to our world through stories yet untold.
It’s fun to think of all the things it’s possible to do;
Of doing something that I love, while helping people too.
If I want to be a pilot, or a doctor or a star…
An architect or physicist, or drive a racing car…
If I want to be a teacher or a farmer or musician...
An inventor or biologist, artist or politician...
If I want to rescue people, or work in human rights,
Be an astronaut, ambassador, or dancer in tight tights…
If I want to be an actor, or a sailor out at sea,
I know that YES! I can be ANYTHING I want to be!