Could This be a Story

 

Papa

dear Papa

tell me the time

when the dragon breathed fire on the sea

 

Oh Sweetheart

my Sweetheart

there are reasons too many

we won’t tell that story today

 

But Papa

dear Papa

I know this old story

you’ve told it since I’ve held a bottle

 

Stories need telling

and children are asking

and I ask for your telling today

 

Oh Sweetheart

my Sweetheart

this tale is too true

there are fires and dragons everywhere now

 

As we sit in our chair

together one love

there are fires and dragons everywhere now

 

 

Papa

dear Papa

could this be a story…

 

There once was a Papa

who cried out a storm

that doused out that dragon

that cooled the sea

that floated the boat

that took us away

my Papa and me

 

Could this be a story dear Papa?