Deep down there is where the wishes grow

Fraught with sorrow and blackened woe

High above the tightly packed lair

We dig and burrow to breathe their air


Once in a lifetime a chance appears

For our sacred wish minus our fears

We reach for it blindly without a second thought

Unawares of the cost our wishes have brought


Our paths seem clearer now our wishes have come true

There’s nothing more for us to pursue

Static now we stand alone

In the promise land our wishes had shown


Yet a heart without a wish can only sink

Back down to the ground within a blink

We always think once our wishes come true

Our lives will be complete but this is taboo


A fabricated story told by the masses

To keep us digging for our masters

One day soon we’ll join them there

Deep in their liar with no wish only despair. 


  • Nemo

    Very well written 🌹

    • Clara

      Thanks Nemo!

    • Alan .S. Jeeves

      Good write today Clara.

      'Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them'.
      ~ Epictetus

      Kind regards, Alan

      • Clara

        Thank you for reading and commenting Alan. Means a lot!

      • BluebirdBlack

        I enjoyed this thank you for sharing!
        Hooked by the first line!! :)

        • Clara

          Oh thanks so much! Really pleased you enjoyed it. Decided to go for a rhyme this time, but on a darker subject. Pleased it worked out!

        • ron parrish aka wordman

          interesting concepts of life,and true

          • Clara

            Hi, thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate it.

            • ron parrish aka wordman

              you`re welcome clara

            • Goldfinch60

              When that chance appears grab it and move forward, your life is there before you and each moment can be enjoyed.
              Good write.


              • Clara

                Hi Andy, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Always appreciated!

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