The bedtime stories I was told
When I was not so very old
Remain with me these many years
And fill my heart with smiles and tears !
A magic bean that climbed a wall
And saved the princess from a fall
Teutonic knights both brash and brave
Who slayed the serpent in a cave !
The knave of hearts who stole the tarts
Or ogres who have kindly hearts
Come to my mind with varied tales
Like Salome with all her veils !
I’d love to visit just once more
Ere I secure childhood’s last door !