Sometimes I wish


Sometimes I wish I was a bird,
flapping my wings and free to fly.
But then I remembered,
birds do die.

Sometimes I wish I was an angel,
Dancing around granting wishes,
but then I remembered,
Halos can be crooked.

Sometimes I wish I was like wind,
singing and swinging to my pleasure,
but then I remembered,
the wind does howl.

Sometimes I wish I was the sky,
More beautiful and larger than the rest,
but then I remembered,
Rain does fall.

Sometimes I wish I was a star,
Shining bright and courageous,
but then I remembered,
stars only shine through the night.

Sometimes I wish I was the sun,
Stronger and fiercer than everything,
But then I remembered,
Night does fall.

Sometimes I wish I was a book,
crisp pages and a story to tell,
But then I remembered,
not all stories have happy endings.

Sometimes I wish I was a princess,
wearing that crown and standing tall,
but then I remembered,
glass slippers tend to break.

Sometimes I wish I was a peacock,
Wearing my pride behind my back,
but then I remembered,
Colourful feathers wouldn’t cut me any slack.

Sometimes I wish I was the earth,
Full of joy and filled with mysterious places,
But then I remembered,
People are alive.

-Samara Doshi

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