I wish

I wish the pleasure of this morning’s sunrise would linger through the day. I wish I could overcome my human failings. I wish I had dozens of sunflowers growing outside my house. I wish my children success and happiness. I have many wishes and I spend time hoping for them. I wish I knew how to accept things as they are with a sense of peace instead of wasting energy wishing for things that will never be.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “I wish.”

Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

4 thoughts on “I wish”

  1. The cake was sitting in front of him as we finished the birthday song. The candles illuminated his face from below and cast a shadowy yellow glow on his deeply wrinkled skin. With our voices quiet, he sat for a moment and looked down at the cake. Just when the moment seemed too long he drew in a deep breath and blew out the candles in one sweeping exhalation.

  2. I wish I remembered being four years old
    and the freedom to run without care,
    play in dirt and empty puddles with my bare feet,
    feel my cotton dress warm against me in the sun

    I wish I remembered being twenty-five
    without an ache or pain
    working for the pure joy of it,
    splitting heavy logs with one blow,
    carrying 100 ound bags of feed lightly on my back

    I wish I remembered how good it felt just to be me back then.

  3. Be careful what you wish for

    “I always wish upon a star”, hissed sissy snake to anyone that would listen.

    Sadly, if you did listen then you were her dinner-never breakfast as she disliked mornings.

    One day a star fall out of the sky and killed her.

    Toad croaked, “I too always wish upon a star.”

  4. “I wish I could tell you the truth,” Kenya whispered to the sleeping form of the man beside her. A tear ran down her cheek as she slipped out of bed, noiselessly, almost motionlessly, like a ghost. Still in her nightgown she hurried out into the night, and didn’t look back.

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