by Karen

I met a girl the other day

To her I asked,

“What is your most fervent wish?”

She looked at me, puzzled.

“Whatever do you mean?”

said she


“There must be one thing in your life

That you wish for more than any other?”

I replied


She paused in silence for some time

studying my worried brow

A smile slowly lit her eyes


“Do you not know?”

said she,

in a whisper upon my ear,

“That you have already been provided

with all the tools required

to fulfill your wishes.

You need only learn how to use them”

And laughing, she skipped into the misty morning light.



I cried,

“How do I learn?”

The morning breeze sighed

in answer,


Follow your heart.

The journey is the lesson.

And look upon your soul

To find what you have learned.



Copyright © 040114 by Karen Payze

Also published on 1000 Words

If you enjoyed the poem. please leave a comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: