Wishes

Careful --
For they are words spoken out of mindless, immaturity
Words spoken in childishness -- does not dull the pain

Conquest --
For the moment perhaps -- as you smile triumphantly
And when life conquers you -- where will you run?

Wishes --
Not hearing the words wished for -- you ask not to be spoken to
One of my cherished ones you no longer wish to be

My heart despairs
I surrender

Granted --
I respect your wishes
In your life I no longer reside

Wisdom --
Learned in later years -- life will be your teacher now
The harshest teacher -- with no love at all

Wishes --
I wish I could deaden my heart to the pain
Your life has brought to mine

Property of Joy Elaine -- August 24, 2001
 

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