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Rubbing Stones

by Mike Loftis

Rubbing Stones

I rubbed two stones together
and made a wish
It seemed no less arbitrary
than blowing on candles
or wishing on stars
Then I waited
and waited
When I finished waiting
I began to wonder
Is there a statute of limitations
on wishes

Mike Loftis


Posted on 06/21/2007
Copyright © 2022 Mike Loftis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 06/22/07 at 04:24 PM

Light and humorous. A pleasant read. (My mother used to say, "wish in one hand and pee in the other and see which gets filled first!" LOL!!)

Posted by Mara Meade on 06/22/07 at 09:41 PM

I admit to Que's light chuckle, especially for "when I finished waiting." Amen, Brother Mike! You captured it well!

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 06/28/07 at 05:53 AM

My kid friendly version - "Wish in one hand, air in the other...." LOL!!! I'm not done waiting. This was pretty precious, for a guy like you :-)

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 10/29/07 at 02:58 AM

I like the "statue of limitations"--as if by your wish--those stones would turn into something beautiful--a statue of the desired, at least. Inventive and powerful, really!

Posted by Mary Ellen Smith on 04/10/08 at 12:27 AM

May all of your wishes come true! I have a few rocks in the back yard...will have to try that one!

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