Wish we fed more ducks

Wish we spent more time talking

Wish we walked more miles together


Wish we shared more smiles

Wish we had hugged more

Wish we had spent longer on the river


Wish we had argued less

Wish we had got drunk together


Wish I had taught you to drive

To ride a bike and the names of birds


Wish we had climbed a mountain

Run a marathon and played more chess



Wish we had learnt more chords and

Sang more songs together

Made more dens and built more sandcastles


Wish we had caught more fish

Argued less and explored more together


Wish we had splashed in more puddles

Climbed more trees and

Laughed more together


Wish we had done this and that

Wish we had more time my son

Wish we fed more ducks…



  • Fay Slimm

    Oh those wishes when time has had its results -- a poem touching the hearts of all who wished the same things my friend.............. such a poignancy should be shared and thank you for posting these words.............. Fay

    • Neville

      thank you my very dear friend...... Neville

    • Mottakeenur Rehman

      Wish wish wish...Amazing wish๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’

      • Neville

        thank you

      • Christina8

        A very touching write! I think we all share a few of these poignant wishes....time passes all too soon.

        • Neville

          Dont it just.. thank you C ..... N

        • Michael Edwards

          That goes for all of us - so busy building a career and so little time to spend - if only....!

          • Neville


            and I thank you for finding a little bit of it to spend considering these words Michael..


          • orchidee

            Pop round then - there's a pond with ducks not too far from us! We'll go and feed them. Good write N.

            • Neville

              thank you Orchidee..

            • Clara

              Oh this is truly a reminder to not be trapped in the building of a life but to actually live it and enjoy it with the ones you love. Lovely wishful poem N. Made me smile yet feel sad at the same time.

              • Neville

                what a lovely thing to say .. thank you dear Clara...

              • dusk arising

                My old ma used to say quite often "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride".
                Born in 1909 what a different world she lived thru her 98 years.

                Your piece gave me great reflection. Wishes eh?

                • Neville

                  Cor blimey, too true DA.... what a different world indeed... thank you for checking in, tis much appreciated... N

                • Bragee

                  Enjoy life because time is the only thing we can never get back.

                  • Neville

                    Thank you Bragee, a welcome and much appreciated visit... Neville

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Wish we had.... , so many things that we could have done but at least some of those wishes happened otherwise you would not be wishing for more. Wonderful emotive write Neville.


                    • Neville

                      thank you GF60.. many thanks and true... Neville

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