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Dragons Wish

One night while stargazing, Dragon and I, got to see a falling star… descend.
I thought that would be great, so I told him he could make a wish on them…
But Dragon’s are really quite unique, and don’t always think, like you and me. 
No, NOT at all! And you should believe, things began to unravel, immediately:

About to make that wish… He realized the moon descends every night.
And the sun descends, like the moon… every single day, at every Twilight.
Becoming horrified that so many wishes had gone by him, totally unused!
He decided to wish upon the star, that all past wishes, can now come, to be used.

There is logic here, I think, as Dragon hordes things; he’d do it with wishes, too.
When I tried to explain, that’s not how wishes work, they have to be rare and few.
With falling stars, it has to come from one, that came to ground, willing to share.
Now Dragon is a stubborn thing and decided, I wanted them all for myself, to snare.

He stomped his foot, as the 2 year old he is, crying he didn’t want to share not one.
So I patiently explained that there are bigger stars everywhere, bigger than our sun!
He was sure I’d done him wrong and had lied, after all, his eyes are very keen.
The bigger, the better, and our sun was the biggest thing, that he had ever seen!

It’s brightness has gobs of power, in fact, I’d said it powers all the Earth, he recalled.
So its wish couldn’t be small… he said it’s not nice, to not share, with him at all.
Now a tantrum was about to ensue, from our 2 year old who’d skipped his nap.
And don’t forget he’s a Dragon, too! It wasn’t a good idea to fall into this trap!

Some things are better to not go through. Why fight the battle, if you can stop the war?
In the end I took that wish… and wished I’d never took him on that wishful tour.
You know what? I did find that peace finally came back and did preside, in a wink.
As I got his blankie for his bed, and tucked him in so nice and neat, I paused to think.

Next year would be a better time, to view the meteor showers, after we both have…
A well-deserved nap. Don’t you think? When he’s a tad more grown up, I did add…
Besides my wishes, in the past, have served me well, as they brought him here to me.
And I ’d need one more wish this year, to help him when flying… to not hit the trees!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 12/16/2014 6:58:00 AM
Love that last line. A very unique piece of writing. A pleasure to read. Well done, your imagination must be a wonder place to reside.
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Date: 11/18/2014 6:14:00 AM
Thank you for putting a smile on my face and now i cant stop thinking that what we wish for is not always whats best for us....
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Date: 11/11/2014 2:41:00 AM
Wishes might bring us great happiness, but not if they fall into the hands of the unwise... I really enjoyed this charming poem, Carol. Fantastic writing!
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Date: 11/7/2014 10:11:00 PM
this is really creative thinking , Carol. How you made it include your own wisdom vs. the greed of wanting all of something for oneself. So the dragon is your own son? Very clever!!!
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Carol Eastman
Date: 11/8/2014 6:57:00 AM
Dragon wasn't made after my son. These are just based on conglomeration of people and how they might act.l
Date: 10/31/2014 12:21:00 PM
I love this...I can see that little dragon, realizing how many wishes he'd missed. And keep day, he'll actually stay above the trees.
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Date: 10/30/2014 12:16:00 AM
I just love your dragon, as I know you do! He has many great stories and you have penned many a wonderful adventures with him! So he's only been with you for two years, you have many more years to enjoy your glorious dragon my friend! I'm just glad you share with us some of your life's adventures! I really enjoyed reading this enlightening poem here this evening! What a harmoniously written piece, Great Work!!
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Date: 10/29/2014 10:17:00 PM
I liked your story a lot, dragon reminds me of my Elle!
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Date: 10/29/2014 1:53:00 PM
Very nice story, Carol! Truly enjoyed it! :) xxxx D.
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Date: 10/29/2014 12:48:00 PM
Just adore this Dragon write, sounded more disciplined than light poetry. It just sings to the ear.
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Date: 10/29/2014 12:19:00 PM
great imagery Carol you really should turn your dragon stories into a series of books:-) Hugs Jan xx
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