Fairytale Prompt #3 – Wish.


In the bottom of my garden just now

There is a cluster of dandelions,

All standing tall dancing in the breeze.


I have watched them wondering

If I could be game, to pluck just one

Blow and send its seeds off into the wind.


For I have heard the tales, the myths, the dreams

Of wishing upon a breath, as they float away

To who knows where, who knows when?


I ask myself when I stand among them

Has my day passed, my time long gone

Will wishing be a foolish gesture?


For love has long gone, my time passed

I am alone and fate has conspired against me

Destitute and desolate I ponder my no future.


Be brave she had said, take a risk,

Follow your heart, what have you to lose

I pluck one head, hold it to my lips.


A single breathe and away they go

Drifting on the air, rising away from me

My wish I make, I close my eyes, I hope.


I hear my phone, I run inside

Its her, she has called, I am stunned

Yes of course, of course, tonight? At eight?


She has missed me, regrets past wrong

Wants to meet, patch us up, start again.

I smile, just as my heart, skips a beat.


Written for: http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/fairytale-prompt-3/

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29 Responses to Fairytale Prompt #3 – Wish.

  1. You’ve taken on me a very emotional journey. There is a beauty and a vulnerability in this that I can really connect to. Beautifully done Michael =)

  2. Time seems to pass us by in love, but what is life without hope and wishes. This is beautiful Michael, I hope all your wishes come true.

  3. Miss Lou says:

    I agree with Jenny – no need for dandelions, though this was, beautifully written and something I think we can all relate to at some stage in our lives.


  4. Linda Vernon says:

    I stepped into a little magic reading this, Michael! 😀

  5. JackieP says:

    Such sadness in the beginning, then a ray of hope that floats with a dandelion wisp. Then happiness. You took us on a road trip of emotions Michael. Well done!

  6. Larry says:

    Just curious, is she the only one with past regrets? What about him?

  7. RoSy says:

    I still do & probably always will make dandelion wishes. 🙂

  8. Bastet says:

    Ah…so nice! Like how the tale spins to a happy ending!

  9. Brenda says:

    Be careful what you wish for… I hope all goes well. Great post! Cheers, Brenda

  10. Suzanne says:

    A lovely fairytale. I hope it has a happy ending for you.

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