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,


* 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


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

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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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