He blew his birthday candles out.
Her penny hit the well.
They closed their eyes, and dreamed a dream
That they would a never tell.
The children pulled the wishbone.
Dandelion seeds dispersed.
Fingers crossed so hopefully;
But no-one ever mentions,
Though successes counted are few,
The wishes made upon a star
That never did come true.
© The Wishes That Didn’t Come True is a short rhyming poem written by Ms Moem.