My Dream in the Drawer

by Megan Lötter and Fred Strydom
Available at and republished under a CC-BY 4.0 license


My Dream in the Drawer

Read by Geri Dishman

I once had a dream, so small and light, I kept it in a box.

I once had a dream, so small and light, I kept it in a box.
I kept it hidden, safe and sound, In my drawer of socks.

This tiny dream, I had, you see, Was mostly about me...

... who I’d be, and where I’d go, And what I’d one day see.

At first, it was a little dream,
until one day it grew.
And so I took it out for air,
to show my dream to you.

And then my dream, it got so big, I had to let it out...

I took it to the playground, And watched it bounce about.

Then all the kids, they saw my dream, And said, “We want one too!”
I said to them, “Ok, no probs.” And told them what to do.

“Well, first you think of what you want. Believe it with your heart.

To get a dream as big as mine, This is the place to start.”

“And once it’s big enough,” I said. “You’ve got to let it free,
To fly up high across the world, For all the world to see.”

And at that point, my big old dream, Which once was in a drawer...
Shook and climbed, Took to the sky...

And soared...
and soared...
...and soared.

[Reading Level 3.6]

My Dream in the Drawer

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  • hidden: put where no one can see
  • drawer: a box that slides in and out of a dresser
  • playground: an outdoor area where children can play
  • bounce: to spring back up
  • soared: to fly in a fast, easy way and very high in the air

Ref: Google Dictionary, Oxford Learners Dictionaries,, MacMillan Dictionary, Word Hippo

  • hidden: нуугдмал - хэн ч харж чадахгүй газар тавь
  • drawer: шургуулга - хувцасны шүүгээнд орох ба гарахад зориулсан хайрцаг
  • playground: Тоглоомын талбай - Хүүхдүүдийн тоглож болох гадаа талбай
  • bounce: буцааж хадгалдаг
  • soared: гялалзсан - хурдан, хялбар аргаар нисч, агаарт маш их хэмжээгээр ниснэ


  • hidden: скрытый - помещать туда, где никто не может видеть
  • drawer: выдвижной ящик - коробка, которая скользит внутрь и из комода
  • playground: детская площадка - открытая площадка, где дети могут играть
  • bounce: отскок - вернуть весну
  • soared: взлетел - летать быстро, легко и очень высоко в воздухе


  • hidden: жасырын емес - онда ешкім көре алмайды
  • drawer: жәшік - шкафтан шығып, сыртқа шығатын қорап
  • playground: балалар алаңы - балалар ойнайтын ашық алаң
  • bounce: соққылар - көктемнің көктемі
  • soared: ұшу - жылдам, жеңіл және ауадағы өте жоғары ұшу


  • hidden: ซ่อน - ใส่ที่ซึ่งไม่มีใครเห็น
  • drawer: ลิ้นชัก - กล่องที่สไลด์เข้าและออกจากตู้เสื้อผ้า
  • playground: สนามเด็กเล่น - พื้นที่กลางแจ้งที่เด็กสามารถเล่นได้
  • bounce: ตีกลับ - เพื่อกลับขึ้นมา
  • soared: เพิ่มขึ้น - บินได้อย่างรวดเร็วง่ายและสูงมากในอากาศ