I Wish, but I Am ~ so, tell us your deepest thoughts or just be silly if you please. You can even fill in the blanks any way you wish. You’re in charge. These lines are just to get you started. This one is so fun and easy that you can write several of them. Or change the beginning words to those that work for you (concentrate on words of feeling and being for the beginning of each line).
Line 1: I wish
Line 2: Like
Line 3: And I dream
Line 4: I am
Line 5: I used to
Line 6: But now I
Line 7: I seem to
Line 8: But I'm really
I wish chocolate had zero calories
Like this celery stick in my hand
I am deluding myself it would seem
I seem to be getting control of my food
But I'm really just full of whip cream
And I dream of mouthfuls of ice cream
I used to eat whatever I wanted
© 2015 Stephanie Abney
I wish everyone would get along,
Like the Lord has taught us to do.
And I dream of a world full of smiling faces,
I am an eternal optimist.
I used to think being happy was easy,
But now too many people act discouraged.
I seem to be seeking the impossible,
But I'm really just longing for home.
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