Stories SHEROES Tell: Traits of A Compulsive Storyteller

Despite all the stories I tell, I sometimes find it difficult to speak to people!

There…that’s the biggest confession of the year! But please don’t judge me…yet! You see, the truth is that I have spent so much time behind the lens that I rather ask, than say. I enjoy listening than speaking! And so in that way my voracious appetite for stories remains intact.

So would I then describe myself as a compulsive storyteller? I mean having an appetite for stories is quite different from a being compulsive teller, right?

The road to good storytelling begins with being a good listener and observer. You have to have the knack for patient listening, one that is not disruptive in any way. Sometimes you may be bursting with a comment or a story of your own, but if you want to really be a teller who has many stories to tell, and by that I mean, not just your own, then you have to listen!

It was quite apt that the SHEROES event in Delhi ended with Natasha Badhwar sharing her entrepreneurial story. Anu Singh Chowdhury, the lovely host of the event described her as a close friend a compulsive storyteller. Storyteller, yes…compulsive…yes yes!

Natasha Badhwar

Natasha’s story as we all heard it is a story of reinvention, of how she went from being a media person, to trainer and then a creative entrepreneur. Natasha’s story is here for everyone to see.

Natasha, as she told us had goosebumps before her talk. Why me? She asked herself. Sairee said, why not? Go and tell your story! Everyone has a story to tell and like I said in my earlier piece, the first step in storytelling is to believe that your story can inspire someone. So as she spoke to all of us, she gave out some very genteel lessons in storytelling that every entrepreneur must follow.

Know Your Audience

In a summit for working women, women at work and entrepreneurs, emotions, passions, aspirations and dreams are rife. As a highly successful working woman who has reinvented her career several times to turn a creative entrepreneur, Natasha carefully picked the moments and emotions that would touch her audience. She spoke of her very successful career in television, motherhood, a difficult pregnancy, her foray into training and consulting and the very interesting tussle over her heart’s desire to turn entrepreneur and her mind’s censure of what the world would think of her! We didn’t have a Q&A session post her talk, but if I were to ask the audience how many of her stories found resonance in the audience, I am certain several hands up would have flown up!

Find Your Story

Your entrepreneurial story doesn’t begin with your company. It begins with you! If you want to tell your story, then bring in all the colour, the experiences, the moments, the emotions and people who made you. Natasha began from the top; right from the beginning of her career in NDTV. The audience wanted to hear about Ochre Sky, so why bother about how she went from being India’s first female videojournalist and a star in the camera team at NDTV, to a video editor who was crying in the corner of an editing suite? Does the past hold a cue to someone’s present? It always does and it certainly did in Natasha’s case. Natasha wasn’t presenting a business plan, but she was still telling her business story, and that began with her story.

Speak from the Heart

Natasha was speaking to a room-full of people, mostly unknown. Her parents sat in the back row watching with pride. But then they knew her story already. To connect to the remaining 50 or so, she had to show them a Natasha that her parents were so proud of. If you are telling your story, speak from the heart. Speak with honesty. Speak with all earnestness. “Everyone was feeling sorry for me, and so was I,” she says and with that one statement she bared her life open.

Acceptance of the Highs and Lows 

A story is never unidirectional. It has its highs and low, the bows and troughs, the crest and fall. So every time you decide to tell your story, look for the highs and the lows. At another point Natasha says, “Happiness and sadness will always go together. Boundaries are not water tight.” If you are looking for good stories to tell, tell all kinds, the good and the bad. Show your audience how good you felt in one moment and totally lost in another. Also tell them how you pulled yourself together. Chances are that there is someone in the audience who is looking for a pull up herself!

Reveal Your Fears

I loved Natasha’s analogy of fear, of where she compares it with street dog that threatens but doesn’t go away. (I will certainly use Natasha’s story in a future presentation somewhere!) If you are telling a story and want to be complete honest with your audience, reveal your fears. Show your weakness and the discoveries you make about yourself. As she was toying with entrepreneurship she battled with questions over being labeled and judged. “Mere activist dost kya kahenge? Yeh to capitalist ban gayi!” The fear of being judged is never an easy one to battle and for anyone who has had to deal with stereotypes and expectations, this one story never fails to inspire.

Rewind, Introspect, Reinvent

The journey of every personal story begins with memory. It is always about how much of our lives we choose to rewind, how we introspect and how we learn from our own experiences. Natasha in her telling did just that. As she took her audience through the highs and lows of her own career, she displayed how she had always reinvented her career. So why was she allowing her fear to take over now?

“I had no problem carrying a camera but I had a problem with being seen with a measuring tape!” she says. I can’t help but weave in the role Sairee and the rest of the people in SHEROES had in helping her step up her journey. Wasn’t it Sairee who told Natasha, “People don’t buy clothes, people buy stories!”

Natasha and the story of Ochre Sky aren’t different. “Ochre Sky garments are all about details, colour, threads, hints, whispers, elegance and inner beauty. We love small details. The poetry in things. We are here to make really honest clothes,” says the website.

Stories never hurt. They always heal, encourage, motivate and inspire. A compulsive storyteller has many stories in her bag, just like Natasha did. She knew how and where to use them.

So tell your story…you never know who needs it!

This post was originally written for SHEROES

Bookaroo Lit Fest: The Storyteller’s Diary

Can I relive a day again? Again and again and again?

All the speakers on Day 1

All the speakers on Day 1

I’ve tried to sleep all night thinking about the wonderful day I had at Bookaroo Lit Fest yesterday. Nursing my aching feet (for having hopped and walked from one venue to another), and getting used to a booming and scratchy throat (that usually follows a high-energy performance). But what really kept me alive are the hundreds of twinkling eyes looking back at me. The sparkling smiles, the anxious looks, the expectant frowns and the peals of laughter that flowed out effortlessly.

This is the stuff that makes my life today. The Little Things That Matter! 

Resurrecting the Pterodactyl


Day 1 at Bookaroo Lit Fest started with my first session early in the day at the Psalms. It was special to start the day by meeting Tripurari Sharma under whom I did a theatre workshop way back in college. She didn’t remember me but I told her that her lessons have stayed with me all these years only to be dusted, brushed and used now! Back at the Psalms the crowds walked in a little late. Bookaroo has the repute of never starting a session late and we are all really eager to start. Within a few minutes the crowd trickled in. And we were set to go!


There is a certain joy in reading a book that no one has ever read! So the Pterodactyl’s Egg by Annie Besant was just that for me. Ideally publishers prefer to get the author to launch a new book, and so in the absence of the author, the task falls on the shoulders of a storyteller. So I walked in knowing that I had to intrigue the audience and engage them enough for them to want to read the book. The age group 8-10 is not an easy one. They are not the younglings, but then they are not young-adults, telling them with conviction was not as easy.


The session rolled on and more trickled in. Some curious faces that looked (and I hoped) as if they were drawn in by all the noise I was making. The kids were eager to take the story ahead. They threw in their own plots. The adults were chuckling and that was a wonderful thing to see. So I did what I love best…got all of them to stand up, ride an imaginary Pterodactyl and imagine it is flying way above the city. We squealed in delight, roaring with excitement, letting our imaginations run wild…or at least I hope everyone did.😀


The publishers had a precious set of book pre-published and they wanted me to find a way to give them away to a select few. Democratically of course! And so I did the next best thing that I love best…I got the kids to enact the Pterodactyl. With imaginary wings, a curious and screeching cawing of sorts, kids suppressed their smiles to become the flying reptile!

Oh what a joy to tell a story and enact it too!

Having had my first shot of adrenaline rush, I settled down for the next few hours calming my nerves and breathing deep. Between stories, I need that! Thankfully there were 3 odd hours to do that. So caught up on a few sessions in between, exchanged smiles and compliments and filled my tummy with food and a sinful brownie at the author’s lounge!

By the time it was time for my next session, I had got a mild headache and chose to treat it with another brownie! Sugar rush…yes! :p

The Peacock Under The Kahani Tree


I’ve never told stories under a tree. And I have always wanted to! So there I was with another astounding crowd of parents and kids, some of whom I have known from earlier sessions elsewhere, onlookers, authors and fellow storytellers who stopped by to listen to me. And there in the crowd were two pairs of eyes that were looking back at me with pride. Having V and A sit in the audience this time, it was my brightest moment for the day…the two boys in  my life, my muse and my rock, cheering me on silently.🙂


This time I had 30 minutes and with the presentation being a bit long, I was in a hurry to finish it on time. Luckily for me when Ameen Haque said that I have a very relaxed way of telling, I realised that no one else sensed the rush!

The Peacock’s story is all about birds vying for the leader’s place. So there was a lot of cawing, hooting, kukdu-kooing, gutter-gooing and all that! I had earlier presented this story twice at Bookaroo In The City and I knew that this was a firm favourite with the crowd, so I knew I could do it again. I did.  So as we all made the bird sounds and I showed my little bird props, the story touched everyone somewhere. The look in those eyes, the claps and the warmth from the crowd will stay with me for a long time.


Could I tell a third story in the day? Oh yes I could! With such an infectious crowd, story and book lovers who wouldn’t? What really mattered was that I found a common platform with some of the world’s finest storytellers, authors and illustrators. I found a platform to tell and share my love for stories. I have made new friends and acquaintances have popped out of social media to make real-world friends.

It was inarguably the most humbling and super awesome day from my entire storytelling career. GOLPO is just a start to my journey as a storyteller and I hope to add more such awesome stories to my bag.

Am I looking forward to Day 2? (Why is it only two days, anyway?) Yes I am! Today I go as a listener, a student taking notes on storytelling, an eager audience, an indulgent parent and a little fan girl looking forward to get a few copies signed by authors.😀

More on that in another post.

See you at Bookaroo!


Stories SHEROES Tell: What Is Your Business Story?

What makes a brand? Do products sell? Or services? Do balance sheets and revenues sell? What makes an investor pump his money in your venture? And what makes likeable persons jump onto the bandwagon as partners? What makes a buyer buy your product; the product or the super glitzy marketing around it?

I asked myself these questions, as I watched an awesome bunch of enterprising business women make brave presentations before a panel. The panel comprising of Prajakt Raut, Swati Bhargava and Ankur Warikoo was a robust team, all being people who had enough experience in saying what sells and how! The trick was of course to convince them that your business sense, well, actually makes sense!

Really…the business of doing business is never easy! It’s like an ever complex algorithm that keeps evolving over a period of time. But what if I told you that there lay a clue hidden in a small, simple word?

Let’s make it really easy now – “What is Your Business Story?” 

Try answering the above complex questions with a story now. But wait! WHY tell a business story in the first place? That can be a pretty complex answer in itself, so let’s clip it really short. The truth is that everyone likes a good story. In truth stories affect the heart and mind, making action subtle and natural. Stories have the power to move and initiate action; just the right action that your heart desires.

If you were asking me, I’d say, every business has innumerable stories tucked in its heart. And if you want to do effective business, you have to know that people don’t buy products, they buy stories!

You want to flesh out your business ideas? TELL A STORY!

Want to sell your product? FIGURE OUT YOUR BRAND STORY!

Want to market your product? WHAT’S YOUR SUCCESS STORY?

Want funds for your venture? WHAT’S YOUR DREAM STORY?

Want new partners or like-minded associates? ASK FOR THEIR STORY!

 The SHEROES event in Delhi this year, gave women a brilliant platform to share their business plans. The number crunchers did a fantastic job of drawing up complex data and showing what running a business meant, some others fuelled by their ambition and dream struggled to communicate their business needs, some others missed the ‘Why Us’ stop completely, while no one elaborated on the ‘brand story’. For some it was the first time someone asked them to present a business plan…so momentous was the task that it became a complex exercise of making sure that everything went according to definition. In all these presentations I couldn’t help but notice that no one stopped to tell a story…well, maybe one…but it was the wrong story to tell!

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Telling a story is not rocket-science. Actually everyone can tell a story. Telling the right story, however, can get a little tricky! Here is what you can try, the next time you have to talk about your business.

1) Trigger Story 

Every story has a beginning and every business has a birth story of its own!

Businesses could have various triggers – personal, societal, environmental, incidental and situational. Sometimes born out of an opportunity, or a specific need, a talent, a niche, or expertise in a specific domain, most women start businesses with a specific trigger. For some it could be the absence of a particular product or service, a business could also be the beginning of using one’s experience and talent professionally instead of vending it out as a freebie for friends and family. Look closely at what you are doing. What made you turn into an entrepreneur? When, why and how did you decide to get into business? Even if you have inherited a family business, trace your roots to the beginning of the story – how did your great grandfather start this business?

Antiquity and nostalgia are very novel elements of storytelling. Remember how the phrase, Once Upon A Time…makes you feel? Well, think of yourself as the lead character of your own story. And then tell us how this character went on to reinvent the wheel and start a business!

2) You Are A SHERO!

 Well, I would say that you are the Hero of your story…but since I am writing this after a SHEROES event, it is just appropriate I call you a SHERO! The truth is that no matter what I call you, you are really the lead character of your own story. Believe your story. Love your story. Be truthful to your story and most importantly, own your story!

Most of us fail to do just that. We don’t look at ourselves as storytellers. We don’t look at ourselves having stories worth telling. And we certainly look at ourselves as the ‘Sheroes’ of our own stories! No matter which story you choose to tell, your own belief in your story is what matters the most! Your story is yours and there are more than any credible reasons to feel proud of it. So stand tall and show that you own your story.

3) Why You Do What You Do?

 Why were you compelled to design comfortable, affordable shape wear? Or why do you have a fetish for celebration? Why are you obsessed with eco-friendly products for children? Why do you want to transform the life of the average karigar with your jewellery line?

There is always a WHY in every business and there is always a story behind it!

Every business is in the business to earn profits. But that is really the end of the story. The ‘why’ to your story shows what makes you different from competition! Why should I believe you when you say that you are the best in town? Or why you are there anyway?

This is not about your success story rather it is the story of people who were living without your business. How was the market before you started your business? What were the typical complaints that people had with existing products? Jog your memory, trace your experience and identify the anecdotes that answer these simple questions and there you have the story for your WHY!

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4) Show & Tell

While I have retained my storytelling genes from television, what I miss about the visual medium is that there was always something to show every time we told a story on air. The power of the visual is all pervasive but that is no reason why we cannot ‘show’ while we are telling! Don’t show facts and figures on PowerPoint presentations. Don’t show statistics on how your products are faring. Don’t show pictures of your designs and talk about how they are revolutionary!

Show them!

Let your audience touch, feel and experience your products. Give them a real slice of your life. And tell them the story of what has gone into making that product. Every product has a story of its own. If it is a customized piece of office stationery, or a masterpiece crafted for a special baby shower – there ought to be a story behind how your client wanted something special and how you went about creating it for your client.

This is the beginning of your ‘Brand Story’. Your audience must want to buy your product. Your investor must believe that you are building a brand. So ‘Show & Tell’ your story.

5)   Tell Me Your Dreams

 I always believe that memories and dreams make the greatest stories. The former is reflective and deductive, the latter is aspirational, challenging and motivating. As a business owner, everyone has a dream, a plan and a vision. When you tell your business story, spell it out. How do you see the world, where do you want to take your business, who do you see there with you? This is the operative part of the business plan, like Prajakt said. Where do you want to be in the next 5 years, how would you scale up your business? What sort of revenues are you looking at?

To the business owner in you, I won’t say, “Dare to Dream Big”, rather I’d say, “Dare To Tell”. Show the future with pride and optimism. Most importantly, share the story of how it matters to you the most.

So you want to make your product a global brand? Do you dream of diversifying your range of services to include new clientele? Are you a baker who dreams of having a bakery show of her own? Or do you want this business to be the beginning of an enterprise?

My dream is to instil a love of storytelling in everyone – from a child, to adults, to businesses and corporates. I want everyone to nurture the storyteller in them and tell compelling stories that lets them communicate and share their ideas and lives effectively. And so I want to take storytelling to schools, business owners, corporates and individuals – anyone who wants to know how to tell her / his own story!

Like me, your dreams are in your heart, so tell your story.

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6) The Bump / Speed Breaker

 If you have told your story (ies) so far, then chances are that you have already won your audience. By now, they want to know what you need. Every business needs something. Mine needs clients who believe in the power of storytelling and want to invest in it!

You may need funds. You may need partners. You may need expert advice. You may need a sounding board.

Whatever be your need, tell your ‘Bump Story’ with conviction. Is there an incident / situation / story that you can share about a moment where you couldn’t achieve your dream? When were you compelled to ask for help? When did you feel short on resources to scale your business? Yes, there is a story of failure somewhere. So tell it…chances are that someone in the audience will have an earnest

Were Ankur, Prajakt and Swati looking for stories? I can’t answer that for them. But if anyone would have shared their business story instead of a plan, I think they would have curled up for it willingly!

The Judges & The Chronicler

The Judges (L-R) – Prajakt Raut, Swati Bhargava & Ankur Warikoo. I am there somewhere in the background penning my observations furiously!🙂

Do you have to tell so many stories? Always? Every single time? The answer to that is not a simple one again. All you need is ‘your story bag’, your magical set of stories, little gems that you pull out every time you have talk about your business. What goes into ‘your story bag’, well that’s another story!

This post was originally written for SHEROES</em>

BiC 2014 November 19: The Peacock’s Tale with Rituparna Ghosh

Going to The Shriram Millennium School in Noida was a morning full of surprises. We were told that the numbers had swelled! We were expecting 77 children and when the kids setted down, in I saw 200 pairs of twinkling eyes looking at me full with expectation!

The sore throat kept scratching my voice, but the performance was wonderful!

Here is what lovely Wendy, the Bookaroo volunteer had to say about the session.



What a delight to see so many children having such fun! The storyteller Rituparna Ghosh captured the attention of teachers and students alike with a rapid fire quiz on bird facts. The young ones were eager to show their knowledge and it turned out that they were pretty good at bird impressions too. Rituparna screeched like a crow and cooed like a pigeon, hooted like an owl and cock-a-doodled us all awake. The children were very keen to join in and when divided into sections to all make different bird noises at the same time, the cacophony was just like a real jungle.

After this excitement all settled down to listen to the tale of who was to become leader of the birds in the jungle. All of the birds boasted of their talents and vied for position but only the peacock quietly showed what he could do. By dancing…

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2014: Time To Grow Up & Not Old!

“Aap baithiye aunty,” said a college-goer as I vacated my seat for her disabled friend. Between a bunch of giggly young girls with naive jokes about winters, warmth and boys I am being pushed towards a generation that I am not really willing to be part of. But every other day as I travel through the metro I realise that I am indeed growing old.

The 2nd day of the year and to be called ‘aunty’ right at the start is not a bad thing really. Especially when my son’s friends call me ‘aunty’. But hell, no.. this is killing me. Because really these girls aren’t my son’s age and I am not sure I will make friends of their parents.

The day has passed and the emotions have ebbed. I have realised that by pinning a younger profile picture on my blog or Facebook will not really make me younger. It will only deceive my virtual friends into believing that I am a stunner! :p

I have nothing against growing old. I love greying hair and I naturally dislike the habit of hair colour. I was born with paper thin skin that began wrinkling when I was in my early twenties. Appearances matter little to me…anyone who knows me will know its true. It isn’t growing old that I am worried about. I fear that as years roll by I am losing a grip of the younger me. The one who was a risk taker, an optimist, happier, confident and a go-getter. As I am growing old I am becoming someone I don’t necessarily like. And that is what worries me. An old grumpy, grouchy, wistful ‘aunty’…I definitely don’t wanna be that.

So perhaps it’s time to grow up and accept the vagaries of the mid-thirties. It’s time to brush away the cobwebs and clean the corners. Time to de-clutter and throw the baggage. Time to look up and not away. It’s time to begin where I never have. It’s time to change everything that I haven’t. The beginning of the year is a good time to dispel my mind’s fears and take charge of my life…

This new year I won’t set out my resolutions. I am not too good at setting goals. I give up too soon. I lack the discipline and motivation when it comes to achieving simple tasks. So no more resolutions of I will do this and that…a slight tweaking of priorities and life’s goals this year I hope to push out the negativity and weaknesses in my mind, heart and body.

So here you go…in no specific order a set of things I will NOT do in 2014:

1) I will not blame my laziness for every unfinished task in my life. That includes the cupboard!

2) I will not drown myself in self-doubt.

3) I will not believe anyone when they say “You cannot”.

4) I will not depend on someone to love me and make me feel important.

5) I will not assume that I am the centre of universe of another’s life…including my son’s!

6) I will not be apologetic for my emotions.

7) I will not be troubled by the voices in my head.

8) I will not be scared of risks.

9) I will not wait for help.

10) I will not give up the pursuit of happiness and good health.

So 2014…bring it on!

Secret Blog Elf – 2013 => Blog Review: Chapters From My Life

When it comes to blogging, I always thank my good sense. Thank God, I read some good blogs early on. Thank God, I found inspiration in what I read. Thank God, I chose to write. And Thank God, I made bloggers my friends.

Farida Rizwan is just one of them.


Chapters From My Life

Farida has named her blog Chapters From My Life, and rightly so. She says, “Life came to me in form of chapters. Every chapter linked to the other in its own unique way. I take time to study the chapters in order to learn my lessons from them. Every simple small chapter has something to tell me, some secret to reveal, and some hidden message to be told. Here, I share with my readers the lessons I learn from my life through my blog.”

In 2012 I was invited by BlogAdda to judge a contest by them and I happened to read Farida’s wonderful entry for a contest. What struck me about Farida’s writing was her degree of honesty. As a writer and blogger, I always test my words with the emotions I feel. Yes there are contentious issues, thoughts and events that I want to write about. But I can never match her level of honesty and truthfulness even if I tried. Farida and I connected on Facebook and I continue to read her wonderful blog.

A cancer-survivor, a parent to a child with special needs, Farida’s life’s lessons is truly humbling and inspirational. I have picked up several threads from her posts. Some that have left me awed. There were some those made me believe that life is not about the aches and pains. It is about the recovery and fight for survival. There are some chapters that have made my own life a trifling. And some others that have made me thank God for all that I have.

Farida’s is a special life, and I strongly believe that she is a very special person. Being different is special. And accepting oneself with dignity and fortitude is truly commendable.  Here she talks about her darling daughter Farheena. As a mother of a happy, healthy baby, all I can say that inspires me to be a better mom.  There are lessons in parenting too. I believe that parenting is a personal matter. What works for me may not be true for another person. But when I read Farida’s take on parenting I know she talks from the heart. They are the words of a parent that has seen much more than what I imagine is ahead of me. Farida’s husband works in Dubai and she as a single parent raises her children almost by herself. To me, that is a great strength of character.

From her posts, here and there I have also gathered that Farida’s isn’t a usual marriage. Her views on marriage, religion, companionship and co-parenting are also very different from what we traditionally know or assume about Muslim families. And just for that Farida is a special blogger.

Farida’s tryst with cancer and her battle with the disease is an eye opener. I remember reading her blog after my best friend fought the disease. Farida’s mind is a battlefield and she has an amazing story to tell. Long before Angelina Jolie and her double mastectomy made the world sit up and laud her courage of coming out, we have our own Farida Rizwan sharing the positivity of good health and a happy life.

Farida is also an active voice against child sexual abuse. Her thoughtful creative images are thoughtful.

An active blogger, Farida’s posts have won several contests. Simple, evocative, thoughtful and always honest, Farida is the kind of writer that I love and respect.

This Christmas, I play the Secret Blog Elf – 2013 on Indiblogeshwaris.

I Have A Dream…

For as long as I remember, the word ‘dream’ translated into a beautiful song. A song from my childhood, from ABBA. Like any other kid of the 80’s and 90’s, I grew up listening to ABBA. And long before I actually understood the lyrics and meaning of songs, this one stayed a firm favourite. At one point of time, this song was also part of our school drill.

Some memories, some anecdotes, some dreams of my own…the best way to describe this song would be to call it the background score of all that I wanted to achieve in my life.

As I grow older, I have come to dream lesser. There is no longer an innocence of a dream. I no longer look at an unachievable goal in my life as sigh saying, “I wish I could do that!” I no longer hope and pray for anything in particular. Not for myself. But always for others. Let’s say, I think I have forgotten to dream. A little jaded and perhaps a cynical confession here, maybe it is time I bring this song back into my life.

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream
I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream
I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream

I Have a Dream–ABBA



I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013. Today’s prompt is ‘Dreams’.