I wished, His wish came true: Weekly Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2017

I shut my eyes

and dreamed away

of wishes I may want

Choosing one 

I made my wish

Then blew with all my might.

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© irene waters 2017

The air that I expelled that night 

could only be described as hot

For my wish, if it came true,

Was remembered not.

But perhaps my wish transferred itself

To he who sat behind

For granted was his wish, 

of another hot air kind.


© irene waters 2017

On his birthday this occurred

when all his wishes came true

Surprising him

His childhood friends

from Sweden flew in

and gifted him a lifelong wish

of a floating trip

In a hot air balloon.

In response to weekly photo challenge



About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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6 Responses to I wished, His wish came true: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Pingback: Wish: Digital Photo | What's (in) the picture?

  2. Miriam says:

    What a lovely wish. Floating away …

    Liked by 1 person

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