Prose - I Wish For One Day

I wish for one day
I could understand
How electricity
Becomes a pixel

I wish for one day
I could be in the mind
Of the man
Who wrote a Gospel

I wish for one day
I could be as strong
As a man
Arrested for being black

I wish for one day
I could see the plane approach
From the window
During a terrorist attack

I wish for one day
I could feel
The pain
Of an abandoned child

I wish for one day
I could know
The truth
Even if I was reviled

I wish for one day
I could be as brave
As a fireman
Who ran up the stairs

I wish for one day
I could know
If God
Really answers prayers

I wish for one day
I could say
I’m sorry
To all those I hurt

I wish for one day
I could see the notes
In my mind
Just like Mozart

I wish for one day
I could be
An extraordinary
Human being

I wish for one day
I could know
What an innocent man
Is feeling

I wish for one day
I could look at my paper
And see words
That will inspire others

I wish for one day
I could take the pain
That for so long
Was my mothers

I wish for one day
I could march
Up to a tank
For peace

I wish for one day
I could know
When all hate
Will finally cease

I wish for one day
I could know
The possibilities
Of all we can be

I wish for one day
My life's work
Was about someone else
And not just about me

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Comments 7 comments

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justmyopiniontoo 5 years ago

I wish for one day

I could be

An extraordinary

Human being

You do realise that we are all extraordinary human beings, we all have unique gifts to give to others. I'm glad to say I'm enjoying your gift right now.

Thank You


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Xenonlit 5 years ago

Stunning! I am glad that I had the chance to read this and shared it with my facebook friends.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

I liked the staccato rhythms and the focused thoughts behind them...I wish for one day when instead of I wish it becomes I will which becomes I did...

Your pic reminded me of a line from Walter Benton: " Like God striking a match across the cathedral ceiling "...

Thank you for this...Larry


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Amazing and thank you for sharing.

Here's to a long time of hub sharing on here.

Take care

Eiddwen.


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

You are an extraordinary human being...to write this. And, I believe part of the knowing of each of these one days is in you. Great work.


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Teylina 5 years ago

Up and awesome--wonder if any of this is what's going through 'the Thinker's mind? Hah. Inspiring. Thank you.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@justmyopinionto - Thank you... that's a very positive outlook.

@Xeononlit - Thank you. I am honored that you shared this poem...

@maven - Yes... if wishes could only be reality. Some of the lines were intended to shock myself into some sort of consciousness... by witnessing moments in history or knowing the truth behind legends... I like that Benton line...

@Eiddwen - Thank you AGAIN for your kind remarks. I hope to be here a long time... or should I say... "I wish..."

@PenMePretty - Thank you! Ahhhh.... I'm just like everyone else... it's something that popped into my head. I'm just weird sometimes. I don't know where the ideas for expression come from....

@Teylina - Thank you! The statue? Maybe. It went through mine....

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