Sunday, May 2, 2010

Grant Me the Wish (Poem)

Grant Me the Wish

Grant me the wish to walk your road
    smooth again

    to clip the path free of such moments
        as only the young have

    to believe without question
        no life is fixed in a certain direction.

Grant me the wish to hear in your words
    not who I am not yet

    who I might be in such moments
        as only the young have

    to forget the obstacles to yes
        because the heart is right.

Grant me the wish to need of you
    no more or less

    to claim in such moments
        as only the young have

    to offer the lot of themselves
        if only fragments exist.

Grant me the wish to draw for you
    one perfect circle close

    around us in such moments
        as only the young have

    to uncontain the infinity that hides
        in all the space between.

© 2010 Maureen E. Doallas. All Rights Reserved.
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I wrote this poem for Carry on Tuesday, which each week provides a prompt that participants are to use wholly or partly in an original poem or prose piece.

The prompt for Tuesday, May 4, is the opening line of Part One of Joseph Conrad's The Shadow Line: "Only the young have such moments".

To read other contributors' poems or prose for Prompt #51, please go here. Be sure to check back Tuesday for the complete list of participants.

The Shadow Line: A Confession on Amazon

12 comments:

tfgpoetry said...

love love love. :)

Laura said...

oh, yes, grant me these.

beautiful, Maureen.

S. Etole said...

your words give me pause ...

Stan Ski said...

3 wishes not enough? :)
We all wish for all of these and more besides, if we're honest

sarah said...

I do like this :-)

RINZU RAJAN said...

THIS WAS SIMPLE YET SO VERY EFFECTIVE...I LOVED YOUR STYLE...BEAUTIFUL AND SUBTLE...

KEEP WRITING...

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Missy said...

I love how you capture many youthful moments here. Nicely said.

SUNRISE SISTER said...

A great piece of poetry here to ponder in my early morning meditation. Thank you!

xo

Nancy Denofio said...

Just wonderful - it flows, and I hear the music in the poem.

Greyscale Territory said...

An evocative poem that speaks through the silence of thoughts! Especially loved the lines:
"to forget the obstacles to yes
because the heart is right."
Beautifully expressed!

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

such a beutiful voice, with a smooth, meaningful message.

thanks for sharing.

sg beatty said...

wonderful use of words here. If I had the power I would grant you those wishes but no for me. It would be for the lost and the forsaken that they may love again.