Wishing Well

by -] Nobody [-   Sep 29, 2014

I once held a coin in the palm of my hands
And with a pair of eager eyes, I set my wishes free
With a belief in something greater than 25 cents
I wished for love in a person that I had yet to meet

The visions were crystal clear in my mind at the time
That one day, I would walk a princess down the aisle
She would appreciate the little things I did for her
And love me for the others that money couldn't buy

I thought of her everytime I watched the sun rise
And I thought of her everytime I watched the sun set
I drove around backroads with my arm around a seat
And for years I'll be damn if I didn't feel her breath

I found it ironic at times that I could fall to my knees
But the sadness I spoke of couldn't be taken from me
I would lose myself over time and fall into darkness
Because I couldn't give up on what my hands once departed

Years went by and everything took its toll on my mind
People seen me as desperate because of how hard I tried
They seen me as someone falling apart at the seams
Because I looked at them wondering if they were the one for me

Today, I can only smile while knowing I'm misunderstood
Because I chase my dreams even if no one thinks I should
I don't blame God or anyone for the pain I cannot measure
Because yall were just teaching me over time how to appreciate her

Without the loneliness, I'm afraid to know who I would be
I would've had a lot more friends but I wouldn't know me
I wouldn't live my life for a quarter and the chance at forever
To meet the woman of my dreams, if not here, in Heaven

I'm gonna keep looking up to the sky until I lose my mind
And one day I'll find her if it's the last thing I do before I die
I'll treat her like a princess when I do and tell her how I planned it
How I threw a quarter in the water and my wishes were granted


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  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    OMG...yet again. This is superbly sweet. I just melted!

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy


    A great piece to inspire hope in all that read it.

    Lovely structure and the content flows well.

    Take care,


  • 3 years ago

    by Everlasting

    This is so sweet

    I love the slant rhyme too

  • 3 years ago

    by Meme

    I miss reading love poems like this this one. This is truly beautiful.

    Keep up the good work!

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