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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For


I wished for a loving man to make me happy.
I wished he would be faithful and kind.
And -why not- tall, dark and handsome.
I forgot to wish him into old age.


Trifextra: Thirty-Eight

We are asking you to write 33 words exactly about three wishes that come at a high price to the wisher.

9 comments:

  1. your poem really reminds me of the story of tithonus in ancient greek mythology! except he lived forever but wish he didn't ;)

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  2. Oh, no, that's so poignant. Ouch.

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  3. This very sad, but is so well done.

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  4. Oh the details! We need to be sure our wishes our precise I suppose (if it even works that way). Sad story but poignant.

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  5. the last two words are a punch to the gut-- nicely done!!!

    best,
    MOV

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  6. awww, this is so sad and good at the same time. I'm torn with emotions! >__<

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  7. Thank you all so much. In this case for me, the prompt pretty much wrote itself.

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