14.3.07

Night Lights, a poem

Night Lights

Why is it that
I cannot make
a simple wish
only for me
or the two of us
when stars shoot across
the barren sky?

Why do I feel I have
to wish for others instead?

Why do I feel I have
not yet done enough?

Perhaps,
because
I
have
not.

Marcia
03/11/07

4 comments:

Gattina said...

If you are unable to first wish for yourself and only for others, then you forgot yourself and somebody who doesn't exist, how could he wish something for others ??

Paula said...

Your poem speaks to me today. That is how I felt.
Your poems are very beautiful.

the night owl said...

I have always put myself first on the wish list.Thanks for visiting my T13 .
Baba

Marcia said...

Thank you for reading my poem and commenting.

Gattina, I am not sure I understand your comment. . I don't wish for myself or my husband and I, but for others, I feel so lucky to have lived the life I have.

Paula, I am really excited my poem spoke to you!

Night Owl, I'm starting to realize that I forget to make the one wish for me that would also benefit another group. Now, where is that falling star, too late tonight for first star?