The Land of Make Believe

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THE LAND OF “MAKE BELIEVE.”

(By Ida Goldsmith Morris.)

It lies in the distance dim and sweet,
On the borders of Long Ago,
And the road is worn by the little feet
That have journeyed there to and fro;
And though you may seek it by night or day,
The task you will never achieve,
For only the little ones know the way
To the land of “Make Believe.”

Clad in their armor of Hope they ride
On the wings of their fancy fleet,
And we hear as we listen and wait outside,
The echo of laughter sweet.
It lightens the burden of toil we bear,
It brightens the hearts that grieve —
Till we wish we could follow and enter there —
In the land of “Make Believe.”

And O, the wonderful tales that are told
Of the marvelous sights they see!
For the weak grow strong and the young grow old,
And are each what they wish to be.
Oh, the deeds of valor, the mighty things —
Too bold for mind to conceive!
But these are every-day happenings
In the land of “Make Believe.”

Would you follow the print of tiny feet?
You must walk as they, undefiled.
Would you join in their fancies pure and sweet?
You must be as a child.
But in vain should we seek it by night or day,
The task we should never achieve;
For only the little ones know the way
To the land of “Make Believe.”

San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Texas) Mar 20, 1898

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2 Responses to “The Land of Make Believe”

  1. Paul Says:

    I own this picture (My grandmother gave it to my father who in turn gave it to me). Does anyone know who drew it?

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