Wishing tree
Sue Vincent’s #photo-prompt

Wishes waft warily
Warbling with the wind
Some are eager to soar
Others lurk by the door

Some gleam like dewdrops
Others bury themselves in sand
Some embrace and enamor
Others yearn to taste glamor

Vying with each other to be seen
In the relentless race of growth
Love and success meet and clash
Traversing together only to crash

The red wish pushes ahead
Forgetting its pernicious passion
That rides on the mighty waves
Whose latent power never saves

The white wish waits patiently
Smiling softly to herself
Watching your antics with zeal
Knowing well she would heal.
© Balroop Singh, July 2018

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39 thoughts on “Wishes

  1. I like your interpretation of various types of wishes. Some wishes bury in sand…. Indeed not all wishes come true. And then you have an element of colour too! Beautiful one!

      1. I didn’t know your interpretation of colour red. I’m happy to know about it. 😃 It’s nice to have friends guide you with poetry.

      2. Isn’t passion associated with red?
        Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure.(Google search yielded this definition)

  2. This is a wonderful take on Sue’s prompt, Balroop, and I love your interpretation of wishes and how alliteration opened up your beautiful poem. Have a great weekend! 🌷

  3. Beautiful, dear Balroop…. I like this poetic description, involving wishes of different types… and even… colors… as always, a very deep approach. 💗 love and best wishes to you 💞

  4. I love the poem about wishes–everyone can certainly relate to that! And the form was lovely as well, with all the alliteration and lush language. Sharing… 🙂

  5. Balroop, a treat of a poem and I felt as if I was in a stream of wishes, the alliteration carrying me away, the varying wishes tossed up around me! Your poem is an interesting study in the varying nature of wishes … we assume they are all the same, but of course this is not the case! So often we rationally or irrationally fear our heart’s closest desire and turn it away!

    1. All wishes don’t get fulfilled and some keep hanging…this picture is so evocative Annika and you are right, all those wishes we scared away do peep in for a moment as you look at this picture. Love and success, the most potent ones often clash in the prime of youth and one has to step back to give way to the other.
      Thank you so much for sharing your reflections, much valued here.

  6. What beautiful thoughts on wishes.. I often wonder upon what words were said when I come across a tree tied with memory ribbons.. Wonderful to be back catching your beautiful words Balroop ❤

    1. I had not heard of a wishing tree though wishing wells that eat coins made me wonder why people waste their money like that! All depends on faith and it can move mountains! Some pictures evoke emotions spontaneously, this is one of them. Thank you for standing by so many posts to share your views Sue, I am highly obliged.

      1. Yes I know of many wishing wells, Some collect the coins thrown to donate to charities. There is a wishing tree in some woods I used to walk, where people tie ribbons and notes, often in remembrance of loved ones past.. It was my pleasure to catch up a little, I have missed so many and its taking me a while to visit my wonderful friends.. Enjoy your weekend Balroop, Much love. ❤

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