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Make a wish…

I wish I was one
So I could discover everything
For the first time

I wish I was two
So I could do what I wanted
Without getting in too much trouble

I wish I was three
So I could be young and innocent
And not know all the troubles of life

I wish I was four
So I could be happy all the time
Instead of just now and then

I wish I was five
So everything could be
The biggest thing in the world

I wish I was six
So I could learn how to make friends
And not make the same mistakes

I wish I was seven
So I could learn how to write stories again
And make use of my endless imagination

I wish I was eight
So I could take all my passions
And use them to help, not hurt

I wish I was nine
So I could realize just how important
The opportunity I had was

I wish I was ten
So I could end everything that ruined me
Before it did

I wish I was eleven
So I could be conceited and self-centered
And stupid- and still love myself

I wish I was twelve
So I could learn about love and friendship again
But not the dark side of life

I wish I was thirteen
So I could learn how to discover myself
For the first time

But now that I’m fourteen
I wish to put the past behind
And have the most memorable year
Out of fourteen years of life.

…blow out the candles.



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IntrepidRoseThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm
Number 11 makes me smile. It's so true.
 
forgottenpenname This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm
This is so sweet and so good, Esi. My favorite so far. :)
 
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