Daring Me To Make A Wish

dandelion

Running into the wind, the sun setting on my back
tears blurring the winding trail beneath my feet
hoping I can run hard enough this time
to escape from what, I do not know

My pulse pounding in my ears
drowning out every thought
but not the emptiness

Wondering how far I have to run
before it all begins to subside
afraid it is me I am running from

The sweat pours down my face
gasping for air, for one little breath
searing pain races through my muscles
reminding me I am still alive

Craving peace and tranquility in my life
praying God will send an angel to my soul
to put all the broken pieces back together

Then I see it there
one little dandelion
just defying the wind
daring me to make a wish

Cricket Walker

(4) Comments

  1. Martha
    MarthaApr 08, 2008

    You never cease to amaze me, this is wonderful!

  2. Jeffrey
    JeffreyApr 08, 2008

    Thats dandy…
    I aint lyin’…

  3. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerApr 08, 2008

    I don’t write poems. These were just thoughts stuck in my head after a long run last night.

  4. Les Golden
    Les GoldenJan 14, 2013

    Very good!

Leave a Reply to Les Golden Click here to cancel reply.

Currently you have JavaScript disabled. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser.