The lessons of wishing wells .....

At this time in my life it seems to
only to beg the question
Why ....and was it all worth it
Though to erase it all now and for what
Just to begin again

I think not
And yet what do I recall of the
experience
Looking into the many lessons
the wishing well
was only too happy
to provided

Now of course the empty well
shows its real face
no make up at all
Dry stone walls circling below
to infinity
where once the water high
and sweet ......cool on my lips
pure in its
taste

As sweet as only the purest passion
allows and yet
almost too sweet at times
Like a feast of only
deserts
served on an eternal platter
of false hope

And wishing wells are not
all the same .......we know that now
don't they all have coins spread
losely at the bottom
And echoes too
Like standing in an empty
warehouse after the rain

Where the dripping sounds serve as
only lessons ......ticking away the
hours after a summer shower
Where once yearning served every purpose
though blindly
and passions often bloomed
but only in dreams
And yet ?
I wish.......

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niallmarkey 4 years ago from New York

Another great one, my friend! Wishing wells... beautiful analogy.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

where did it go?i wish too that i can wish...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nialmarkey , Thank you sir , I appreciate that...:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Raciniwa, how I wish upon a star ....that your dreams come true ;-}.......:-}


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

When I was young, I really believed that wishing wells would grant me every wish. Perhaps they did and I am unable to recognize each fulfillment.

This is an amazing poem and I love it. My favorite part is : "Where once yearning served every purpose

though blindly

and passions often bloomed

but only in dreams

And yet ?

I wish.......: "

You are a writer above gifted and I will be here to follow your hubs. I thank you so much.

vocalcoach~


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Vocalcoach , I think you have a great hold on the secret of wishes ,granted while we do not recognize them . Thank you for your kindness and have a great christmas! ........:-} Oh aand keep up your awesome writing.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love this..A wishing well, haven't we all tossed coins in a wishing well? This reminds me of the lyric, Dreams can come true, it can happen to you, if you're young at heart...Thank you...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Always , George Burns ?......right !Thank you Ruby!

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