The boy who wanted to see the world

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O road, I have never been anywhere
I know no one outside this village –
You must have seen the whole world?
‘I don’t go anywhere,’ said the road,
‘I help people go. They see the world
And come back to tell wondrous stories
Of kings, princesses and fairies.’
  
O teacher, you are so learned,
I do not know as much as you –
You must have seen the whole world?
‘I don’t go anywhere,’ said the teacher,
‘I have so many children to teach;
But I am happy when I get the word
When they conquer the world.’
 
O mother, you are so wise,
There is nothing you don’t know –
You must have seen the whole world?
‘I don’t go anywhere,’ said the mother,
‘I don’t get the time. I am waiting for you
To go around the world and tell me of exploits
More wonderful than my stories.’
  
O father, you are so strong,
There is nothing you cannot do –
You must have seen the whole world?
‘I don’t go anywhere,’ said the father,
‘I plough the fields and reap the crops;
You go to the king and wish him when he is free
On behalf of your teacher, mother and me.’
 
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