Poetry of the Soul

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

The wish May 31, 2010

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 5:21 pm

I wish upon a marigold

for adventures to unfold

and strength enough  to make me bold

as I go traipsing round the world

and obstacles my way are hurled

by wind that past my head has swirled

as if it must fight against the dawn

and create a night through a yawn

until I fight the darkness gone

I wish upon a blade of grass

for a dream that’s made of glass

and tells the darkness it will pass

and I awake with stary eyes

as I have shed my self of sighs

beneath the deep expansive skies

and I will stretch my arms and laugh

at clouds above shaped like giraffe

until I spy and wander down a path

I wish upon an apple tree

with star-shaped golden seeds

and bright green leaves

for weather that is light and fair

and a lover that will meet me there

beneath the dappled light we’ll make a pair

and we’ll hold hands the whole day long

and feel as if nothing can go wrong

until the birds do end their song

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010

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16 Responses to “The wish”

  1. brian Says:

    ha. very playfu verse…may all your wishes come true…

  2. Jingle Says:

    beautiful wishes!
    May all your wishes come true!

  3. Joe Suzz Says:

    i really like this one. this made me smile. I think i’m gonna read it again. i hope you wishes do come true. :] -joe

  4. trisha Says:

    just lovely- what a beautiful expression of optimism and beauty.

  5. jingle Says:


    three poetry awards,
    two general awards.
    Happy Saturday!
    Thank you for attending and leading!

  6. Joe Suzz Says:

    yep, this is one of my favorites. there’s just something about adventures and a marigold that make great lines to unfold:] this poem is so light hearted and fun that it is kind of catchy. but i dont want to beat a dead horse, just wanted to say kudos on an awesome poem.

  7. Jingle Says:


    week 21 the perfect poet award reminder,
    we require a minimum visits to 18 poets to be done for Rally from week 22 to week 42.
    Thank you in advance!

  8. Jingle Says:


    welcome to sign up to follow Jingle officially,
    comment for the poem,
    pick up awards from previous post.
    have fun being part of our loving community.

  9. Jingle Says:


    please take all 5 awards and enjoy…
    keep visiting and following!

    please do find time visiting poets,
    it only takes about one hour or so to get done.

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