Wish Goddess

Wish Granter,
goddess of ages.
Utopia, her realm.

. . . if I could travel in time
. . . bring him back
make me young again . . .
. . . let her be well

Wish upon wish upon wish
year upon year upon year,
until she finally understood.

Hour glass, her tool of destiny.
Sand granules within,
moments in time.
What was, what is,
what may be.

Today, a crack in time.
Crystal orb wrought asunder,
sand grains burst forth.
Wish halos given light,
scattered among the stars.
All wishes granted.
From days gone by,
today’s dreams
and yours tomorrow.
Present eternally.

Wish Granter,
goddess of ages,
finally at rest.
Need erased for all time.
Alpha and omega.


Amaya hosts Tuesday’s Poetics at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. Today she asks us to consider the idea of utopia. Image from pixabay.com

17 thoughts on “Wish Goddess

  1. V.J. Knutson November 6, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    A Wish Goddess would be a utopian ideal, but as you point out, so many wishes are impossible – cross purpose.


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) November 6, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    I wonder if wishes made real would make us happier…. maybe utopia is closer to acceptance in my world… love the way it almost sounds like an incantation…


  3. Grace November 6, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    You would certainly make everyone happy if all the wishes are granted.


  4. Glenn Buttkus November 6, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    I’ve been rubbing lamps and talking to owls for a long time, yet most of my wishes dissipate from isolation and apathy. I prefer your utopia, a much more gentle and humane environ.


  5. sarahsouthwest November 6, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    Maybe the only way to have our wishes granted is to move out of time altogether. I wondered if this was a poem about death, in a way?


  6. Gospel Isosceles November 6, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    I like the astral scope of this, how every wish of all time will be manifested as light, as “Need erased.” You seem to have gone beyond what I was imagining with this prompt and taken it to the subconscious, to the eternal.


  7. Gospel Isosceles November 6, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    And it just so happens my daughters were watching Pinocchio this morning and so for the first time heard ‘When You Wish Upon a Star.’ 🙂


  8. kim881 November 6, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    I’m an irrepressible wisher but I’d love to be a wish granter myself, Lill. I love the stanzas about the hourglass and the crack in time.


  9. Adda November 6, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    So magical and mystical… I hope she is not too tired to grant more wishes.. 🙂 ❤


  10. rothpoetry November 6, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I love the idea the choice to end time and move on into the spiritual realms of the universe! Very nice Lillian.


  11. Mary (tqhousecat) November 6, 2018 / 10:22 pm

    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride….one wish only leads to another, for we are never satisfied. Nice poem.


  12. Gina November 7, 2018 / 1:07 am

    we might confuse the wish granter too- when our wishes are granted we realise it is not always for our own good. a lovely melodic poem, the repetitions were just enchanting


  13. Christine Irving November 7, 2018 / 10:03 am

    What an incredibly satisfying poem about the slow expansion of wisdom. Did my heart good, blessed be dear poet.


  14. katiemiafrederick November 8, 2018 / 12:03 am

    SMiLes Lillian.. Seeing Every
    NoW aS Gift AfTer Forgetting
    What A Smile Felt Like Or If
    i Had Ever Felt A Laugh For
    66 Months as Memories
    Are Emotions and Yes
    Smiles And Laughs As
    Felt Are Emotions and
    Memories too.. Utopia
    for me is just Absence of
    Hell And Remembering not
    Only a Smile And Laugh but
    iN THaT
    Now Of/As SMiLes..:)


  15. purplepeninportland November 8, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    ‘Wish Granter,
    goddess of ages,
    finally at rest.
    Need erased for all time.’

    Love this Lillian. Can be taken several ways. Too many wishes, or at rest as in death.


  16. Vivian Zems November 10, 2018 / 5:32 am

    I love this wish granter and goddess of time……perhaps it’s a thing of mercy such a thing does not exist – no matter how painful.


  17. Frank J. Tassone November 10, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    A beautiful tale of how a wish-granter grants herself her own wish of a peaceful rest–by granting the wishes of all!


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