Gone Wishin’

     The estimated “Power Ball Jackpot”* is expected to be about 425 million dollars this week.. That is “Four Hundred and Twenty-Five… MILLION, U.S. dollars. The following poem therefore is, self-explanatory!

     Wish me luck,

Jake.

* Power Ball is the registered trademark name of a Multi-State Lottery game, here in the U.S.

Wishing Well

I made a wish, but I can’t tell, you’ll have to ask, the wishing well

GONE WISHIN ‘

Wishes are like fishes,

that swim in the lake,

and until, that you catch one,

no dinner, you’ll make.

 *

You can toss in your line,

and reel it, back out.

Most times, it comes empty,

that’s what wishin’s about.

 *

You cast and you cast,

time after time,

never knowing, just what,

is at the end, of your line.

*

 Though fishes and wishes,

are elusive, at best,

the larger of either,

the greater, the test.

 *

So, keep angling away,

then, choose the right spot.

But, have a net, close at hand,

to save, what you’ve caught.

 ***

 Jack Downing

Jan. 2011

Copyright©  Jack Downing, aka Jake @poemsandponderings.wordpress.com. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. JRD 11/26/12

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to Gone Wishin’

  1. Reminds of song Three Coins in a Fountain which I played over and over again as a child.

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