Wishing Well

Drawing of a wishing well, with flowers nearby. Caption reads: "Make a wish and throw a coin."

Wishing Well poem by Iris Carden

Make a wish and throw a coin
into the wishing well.
Will your wishes come true?
Only time can tell.

Will you wish to help a friend?
Will you wish for wars to end?
Will you wish for cash to spend?
Will you wish a rift to mend?

Just a coin to gain access
to the magic built on hope.
Hope is magic for the times,
you don't know how to cope.

Will you wish for a new pet?
Will you wish to own a jet?
Will you wish to win a bet?
Will you wish your needs were met?

We all want to change the world,
to wish it were different, somehow.
Sometimes we want to change the past.
Sometimes we want to change the now.

Will you wish to learn some truth?
Will you wish to regain youth?
Will you wish back a lost tooth?
Will you wish you weren't uncouth?

A coin thrown in a wishing well
changes nothing real.
But reflecting on your wishes
can change how you feel.

Will you wish to change your life?
Will you wish an end to strife?
Will you wish to make things right?
Will you wish troubles weren't rife?

A wish can grow into intent
to change what's gone astray.
Intent can grow into a plan,
and you're on your way.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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