We Are One

What do you dream

For a year brand new?

What wishes do you wish

Would come true?

What are your hopes

What are your dreams

What are your thoughts

Secret fantasies?

I dream of love 

I dream of you 

I dream of life 

And skies so blue 

I want to live 

I want to breathe 

I want to be in this 

World we share 

So I close my eyes

I send a kiss 

On butterfly wings

And a silent prayer 

May we prosper 

May we thrive 

May we help each other 

To survive 

For we are life 

We are not alone 

We are connected

We are one

Dreaming Wishes


I wish
When you make friends, you could keep them forever
I wish
When you feel sad, your sadness could be waved away like feathers
I wish
When night-time arrives, your dream will be one to treasure
I wish
When your fingers start to burn, there will be verses to write
I wish
When you feel pain, there will be those who would take the time
I wish
When you have something to share, there will be those who care
I wish
When you kneel to pray, your prayers reach where they need to go
I pray
For happiness and love, and all things good
I wish

Dedicated to my niece
Who is sixteen today
And far away

Wishful Thoughts

I would love to see the U.S., Canada and ‘travel the world’. When I was growing up, international travel was out of reach for my family. It was considered an unnecessary extravagance.

After I started work, I was focused on saving for a home, and wishing for a family, so travel was not high on my agenda. (I wanted a husband not a holiday Lol!) Our island honeymoon planned in Mauritius was canceled due to a cyclone hitting the island, and all flights halted. And then kids arrived. Nowadays my international trips seem to be reserved for going back to South Africa every few years.

Unless I make it a priority above all my other priorities, international travel and ‘seeing the world’ may just remain wishful thinking.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Out of Reach.”

Write about the one X that got away — a person, an experience, a place you wanted to visit. How much would you change about your life to have it within reach again?