never-neverland nightmare

it started out as a
sweet innocent dream
boss there i was lying
in a field of swiss
cheese somehow i had
won the cheese
manufacturers clearing
house sweepstakes and
the cheese patrol came
knocking on my door

then all of a sudden a green
frog came riding across
my dream on an ugly
stickhorse

froggie came a courtin
and he did ride uh-huh
he sang with a deep-
throated twang
froggie came a courtin
and he did ride
sword and pistol by his
side uh-huh

what s going on here
says me

i m looking for miss
mousie says he i ve
looked in the bushes and
i ve looked in the trees
but all i can find are leaves

but you re in the
middle of my dream
says i starting to scream

just then peter pan
flew by chasing the
rabbit from alice in
wonderland with alice
in hot pursuit

leave mr rabbit alone
says she to peter pan
how will he ever be
late to anywhere

what s going on says me
in the middle of my field
of cheese can t anyone
help me and get me back
to my dream please

never fear underdog is here
says this strange-looking
caped animal

now i m really afraid says
me wondering if last night s
cheese pizza was worth it

then little bo peep came
wandering by seeking her
little lost sheep

i m losing some sheep
myself i muttered to no
one in particular
can you people leave and
let me get some sleep

who s the grouch says
captain hook i don t
remember a mouse in
our fairy book

mousie did someone say
mousie says the stickhorse
froggie

go away you figments of
disillusionment can t you see
i need my sleep – god please
send them away without so
much as a whimper or a peep

and with that they disappeared
without a bleep – but then so
did my field of cheese boss

oh well you know what they
say swiss cheese easily gained
often leaves you with swiss
holes and gas pains – or
something like that

at any rate boss i m glad my
nightmare had to do with
fairy tale characters

i m not sure i could handle
goliath or jonah s whale or
any other biblical monsters
at this stage in my youthful
mousy christian walk

but boss it s sure nice to be
able to call on god when
froggie creatures sing and
ride across your dreams
in the night

amos