I Dare You
I dare you
To walk naked through Tesco's
On a Sunday afternoon,
Buy 20 packets of washing powder
And a reel of cotton,
Then say you forgot your purse.
I dare you to laugh like a drain,
Eat like pig
Drink like a fish
And never refuse chocolate.
I dare you to write the names of your children
On other peoples faces
With crimson lipstick.
I dare you to kiss a stranger
In a dusty museum
And whisper obscenities
To an ugly Picasso.
I dare you to break old records,
Burn old books
And throw away a dozen pairs of shoes.
I dare you to run barefoot
Through the desert
And shout at the moon.
I dare you to sleep in the rain
And wake in the sunlight.
I dare you to scatter the pages of your mind
Across the ocean of dreams,
To sing in the streets
And dance with the devil.
I dare you to look into the face of terror
And scream your defiance with pride.
I dare you to live on the edge of reality
And float on the tide of forgotten passion.
I dare you to love without reason
And weep forever.
I dare you.