the things we wished for when we were kids

I prayed and prayed for a tail

The watery kind with scales

And a beautiful shining set of fins

Purple and slightly iridescent.

I wrote to Santa for that tail

Looking forward to showing it off

At school, in swimming lessons

But it never arrived and so

I stuck with boring legs.

It’s weird the things that we wish for when we were kids. I remember watching The Little Mermaid and I was obsessed with the idea of having fins. And I genuinely thought that I might one day get them – if I wished hard enough.

There were other things that I remember wishing for that were pretty weird, but I’m sure that there are other people out there who wanted stranger things. Hopefully….?!

And then there are the impossible things I wish for nowadays, as an adult. I would love to be able to teleport because I can’t stand car journeys, or even plane journeys. I’d love to go to Australia but I know for a fact that I couldn’t do that 24 hour flight.

I don’t think it matters how much I wish, I don’t think it’ll ever happen, but perhaps I could just get a sedative?

Much Love

Rachel xx

One thought on “the things we wished for when we were kids

  1. Margot Kinberg

    We do wish for things, Rachel – you’re right. I think there’s something in us that wants to believe those wishes could come true, even though we know that they’re not going to happen. Perhaps it’s a form of hope, and people truly do need to have some hope.

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