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