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Wishes Gathered (poem)

Updated on January 9, 2016

The wishes gathered there beyond the sea

Of things which were forgotten long ago

Among the myriads of were not so

Which dwelled within a heart too bound to see


Too bound by empty fashions life would show

Too bound by other’s views of how to be

Too bound by fear of secrets told of me

That wishes were a dream he would forego


And so he grew atop the world he knew

So proud of all that lingered in his sight

Reward he bought in all those bound by years


But in some sea a raging storm was due

It struck upon the quiet of his night

As waves of wishes reapeared as tears


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Good work as always, you tend to visualize some of the most profound things.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Reminded me of the saying dreams are wishes we hope will come true

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Really sad, but with an important message to all. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Quite sad poem. Very well written. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      The comments that come before me are pretty descriptive of your beautiful work. How could anyone disagree with Faith or Leslie?

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      My motto is: Screw the Jones's! I wish em well, but - i got no one to impress - other than myself..

      You're amazing - and then some!


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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Bound up is not a good way to be ...cuut those things that bind you and be set free! Up and more and sharing

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Sadly, we do get bound up by our inhibitions, but wishes and dreams lie beneath the surface. Wishing about what could have been does not achieve much, though, except sorrow. Interesting thoughts. There's an old saying: If wishes were donkeys, beggars would ride.

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      Carolyn Sands 4 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      Sad poem, but most likely it is true. There are probably hundreds, if not thousands of people that get caught up in waves of wishes that reappear as tears. Voted up.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Wishes and dreams should be pursued. Not doing so turns those dreams into regrets. Nice poem, Martin.