Sunday, May 15, 2011

FIRST TIME

I first saw a picture of castle in fairy tales
Where witches lock princesses
And handsome princes rescue them
To take them to beautiful lands

I first time saw real castle in tourist places
And in visits to Disney land
Never ever built a real castle
Or stayed in one

I first time built sand castles on beaches
But the waves washed them away
I tried building castles in the air
But they got blown away

I first time wish not a castle for myself
Because I am an ordinary mortal
But I genuinely wish a roof
For every homeless child in today’s world

13 comments:

  1. Now that's what we should all wish for, for a roof for a homeless child is nothing less than a grand palace--compassion and wisdom shine here! Well done.

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  2. Very compassionate. My potluck: http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/protect/

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  3. i really like the last para:)
    great poem:)

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  4. Thanks to each of you for visiting and for those lovely words.

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  5. I loved the ending :) A little bit of dreaming and reality merging beautifully in your write. Nice, I enjoyed it, thanks :)
    Have fun at the potluck!

    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/within-the-margins/

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  6. It's good. Simple narrative and takes the readers by surprise at the end.

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  7. what a lovely wish, and a well written piece

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  8. wishing your dreams coming true.
    well expressed wishes.

    Greetings:

    How have you been?

    I have been sick last week, sorry for missing some of your potluck entries.
    Hope to see you join our poetry potluck week 36 today!

    Week 36 Theme is sketches, images, and impressions,
    But you are NOT required to submit theme fitting pieces, old poems or poems unrelated to our theme are all welcome…

    Looking forward to reading all of You.

    xoxox

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  9. how are you?

    hope all is well.

    join poets rally today.

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