One Wish

Of many things I could have
Of all that is out there
Looming possibilities
There’s one simple thing I need
Yet I am deprived of
Essential to life
Key to living
One single wish

No one understands
Why I want it
Crave it
Need it
There’s one thing I want
One single wish

In the darkness I lay
A candle lit
Burning down the time
I am allotted
My eyes follow
The pen
As it scrawls
Across the blank white page
My hand trembling
My heart pounding
Yearning for
One single wish

If only
This life would end
I could depart
Gain all I want
Understand myself
Reflect my heart
No longer bound
To the ground
Toiling endlessly
Over nothing
It’s all I need
One single wish





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haybear389 said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 9:57 pm
Wow that isa what it would sound like if i could put my feelings into words... and if i could write poetry.
 
Schubster said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm
I love this poem....it captures my all-time low of my life. I can't believe it's not published! :) it should be soon since it connects to the reader so seamlessly. Great work.
 
Vaishalee E. said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm
this poem is amazing.it does have good flow.i wonder if my poems will ever be that good
 
iLifeInWords said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 2:49 pm
i love this work:really intresting
 
lizzyd310 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm
This is so great! I think the beauty of the poem really lies with what you feel after you read it...what is the wish? Leaving the question hanging helps to relate to the readers. Great work!
 
lizzyd310 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm
This is so great! I think the beauty of the poem really lies with what you feel after you read it...what is the wish? Leaving the question hanging helps to relate to the readers. Great work!
 
lizzyd310 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 2:44 pm
This is so great! I think the beauty of the poem really lies with what you feel after you read it...what is the wish? Leaving the question hanging helps to relate to the readers. Great work!
 
AshaMidnightOlympian said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Flowing, rhythmic, beautiful.
 
amyxu said...
May 22, 2009 at 6:53 pm
I was browsing Teen Ink and saw your poem. Beautiful! It flows wonderfully.
 
project827 said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 8:26 pm
excellent work! I love this poem. Except now i kinda want to know what that wish was, but oh well. keep writing, you'll get somewhere.
 
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