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Shine on the Water
The Wishing Well
The wishing well is frozen,
Not a penny can get through.
Time to find another dreamer
To confide my wishes to.
When the stars shine on the water,
The reflections of the coins
Are an empty, sad reminder
Of everything that's been destroyed.
Though the moon is my companion,
There's another as my guide
And, if the payment is a smile,
Then I'll forfeit all my time.
Before the ice took over,
I would just toss another dime
If the darkness came to call again
And then I'd be just fine.
Maybe I'll travel to the ocean,
Lose myself among the waves
As I dream of having returned
All the parts of me I gave.
I set fire to that wishing well,
Sat back and watched it burn-
I swear I'll banish all these demons
And count every lesson learned.
But if the structure remains standing,
If there's a single patch of lawn,
I hope another jaded fool
Finds something else to wish upon.