Wishing and Hoping

Wishing and Hoping

Dare I dream
that one day I will be
playing on the beach
down by the sea
making sandcastles
catching fish
collecting shells
making a wish
Living in snow
more than half a year 
heavy clothes
and winter gear
sunshine hidden
for most of the time
frozen world
it seems like a crime
I wish and hope
and want to be
warm and happy
under a palm tree
goodbye cold and snow
Please set me free
so I may live
down by the sea
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Hélène Vaillant's Was Do You See Prompt

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  34 comments for “Wishing and Hoping

  1. January 28, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Yes, dreams are perfect!! Lovely, poem!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 28, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you Jordy, so much 💕

  2. January 25, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Beautiful rhyme in your words. 😊💞

    • Christine Bolton
      January 25, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      Thank you Punam. 💕 I was hoping it sounded like the boy was speaking. I hope I achieved that.

      • January 26, 2019 at 12:35 am

        You are welcome Christine. 💞
        You certainly did.

  3. January 25, 2019 at 10:33 am

    The yearning for warmth, we’ve got plenty down here to share 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      January 25, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Plenty here too Paul. I feel bad for those freezing 😔

      • January 25, 2019 at 7:08 pm


  4. January 25, 2019 at 6:12 am

    there’s a sweetness to the rhyme Christine, love how the duality of weather can be a place to seek refuge

    • Christine Bolton
      January 25, 2019 at 8:33 am

      Thanks Gina. I agree with the escaping the weather. Sometimes the heat is oppressive or the rains go on too long. In Florida you have to escape too! 🙂

  5. January 25, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Ahh, so sweet. What a lovely rhyme.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 25, 2019 at 8:32 am

      Thank you! It’s nice for me to switch it up and do something sweet 🙂

  6. January 25, 2019 at 12:21 am

    A lovely poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 25, 2019 at 8:28 am

      Thank you Sadje!

      • January 25, 2019 at 8:33 am

        You’re welcome 😉

  7. January 24, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    This feels like “i’m walking on sunshine”…a very warm and uplifing poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2019 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you so much! 😊

  8. January 24, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Quit rubbing it in, lol. Every year, I say to my husband: tell me again why we live here?

    • Christine Bolton
      January 24, 2019 at 9:03 pm

      LOL! You need to be a snowbird and fly down here 💕🙂

  9. January 24, 2019 at 8:16 pm


    *हिन्दू संस्कार*

  10. January 24, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I love your poem Christine. I would love to have Spring all year round. But I don’t…lol
    Joey Blue says you need to live near him… hehe…I guess you will endure the winter and no palm trees just yet. Brrrr. Thanks for joining the challenge.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 24, 2019 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks Hélène! I’m in Florida so it’s never really that cold. Hope it warms up for you soon 🙂💕

      • January 24, 2019 at 8:13 pm

        Bitter cold snap we had for a few days, then rain. No palms trees here. Stay in the shade…enjoy.

      • Christine Bolton
        January 24, 2019 at 9:04 pm

        I don’t know how you do it. You are made of the strong stuff. My blood has thinned out living here 😌😎

      • January 25, 2019 at 12:05 am

        You would freeze here at first but then we dress appropriately (so much so ) therefore on some days due to all my layers I can hardly move🤣

      • Christine Bolton
        January 25, 2019 at 8:23 am

        I just had a visual! 😂 Stay warm my friend 💕

      • January 25, 2019 at 7:06 pm


  11. January 24, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    the title of this piece reminds me of the song by Dusty Springfield.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 24, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      Oh yes I remember that song! It was one of her best. She died too young. 😢

  12. January 24, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    I love all the seasons, but my husband prefers the warmth.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      Me too! I don’t do cold anymore 😐

  13. January 24, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Sorry! You must live somewhere near me!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 24, 2019 at 7:38 pm

      I’m lucky Joey …. I live in the sunny Florida! 🙂🦈🐊🐖🦀🌝

      • January 24, 2019 at 10:08 pm

        Yes. I’d say right now you are lucky 😃

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