“Come away to Neverland
Peter, come and play
Come away to Never land...
Stay forever and a day.”
The fairies whispered in his ear
as he slept away the nights
And danced around him as he woke
to the suns glimmering lights.
The fairies knew the boys fears
and all his hopes and all his dreams
To run away and stay away
and to never leave his teens.
But past his fears were his loves
of family and friends
Those he had promised to stay with
Until the very end.
But the fairies wanted Peter
As their very own
and so they came up with a plan
to leave Peter all alone.
Late one night, while he slept
his family they stole
and swept them up to Neverland
in the possession of a troll.
That morning after peter woke
And went searching though the home
The fairies spouted little lies
watching him as he roamed.
And finally he believed them
thinking his family had left him behind
and the fairies crowded around him.
Promising to stay with him, with voices kind.
So peter took the fairies hand
and flew off into the sky
off to a land no one knew
A land where children would never cry.
And true to the fairies whispered
Peter stayed forever and a day
Never ageing never changing
staying a child to live with the fay.
But as the years passed
and as the world grew
Peter wanted more than fairies
He wanted friends too.
So one by one the Lost Boys appeared
Taken at night from their slumber in bed
with promises and laughter from all the fey
Lost boys, they whispered, would never be dead.
So Peter had his family of
Fairies and forever children
And a life in the forest
in a secret playful den
But still, he found it was not enough
so out he went flying every night
Until he came upon an open window
and he met Wendy, with her eyes so bright...