(This week’s P/SU Scribbler asks us to write something relevant to the concept of “If I knew then what I know now.”)
Now I Imagine
I’m not looking around anymore
for Santa Claus or The Easter Bunny,
not wishing on a star, not crossing
my fingers, not blowing out candles,
or kneeling down in church to pray.
No. I used to do all that stuff;
I used to think all those things
might make a difference, might
get me what I wanted, get me
whatever it was I thought I needed.
But I’ve put most of that behind me.
I’m a grown-up now and I know
what I guess I should have known
all along: a wish is only a wish and
dreams almost never come true.
But even today, when people ask
what it is I’d ask for if I could have
whatever it is I want, I tell them:
“Peace. World Peace. It’s no dream.
You only have to change your mind.”
Poets And Storytellers United
Weekly Scribble #54
~ Tricky Hindsight ~
Still My Anthem: