King of Wishes


I did this piece of art for a relative some time ago…

The King of Wishes

The light dances across my head,

warming my fluid world-

so quiet.

Soon will come the shadow hands

that throw the miracle

gray specks.

Through the thrashing color and light

I fight for my portion

of life.

The shadows recede all too quickly

with no pennies left to spend

or throw.

Copper disks are scattered below,

remnants of the wishful who


Perhaps I will collect them all

and pierce the crystal surface,


For I am the King of Wishes

drifting along teal waters

in secret.


Cheryl KP

33 thoughts on “King of Wishes

    1. Thank you for reading and also for following my blog. We always had a favorite Chinese restaurant to take the boys to in Orlando, FL. They had a lovely koi pond in front that kept them mesmerized after we had finished our meal or while we waited for a table. There is something so peaceful and wise about these fish to me. I love your blog btw. I am very supportive of the Law of Attraction principles and loved the books. I used one of the cd’s for months before I finally left my last job.


  1. This is really good. The writing is profound. The poem is beautiful. The words are artistic. The writer’s creativity is apparent throughout. It is a great work. Liked and followed.


  2. I love how the poem is written from the point of view of the koi! The pacing of the words matches the way I’ve seen koi swim around in wishing ponds. Thank you for sharing this.


  3. Hello again…

    Another delightful poem, and again, beautifully illustrated…

    Your mention of the wishes and the copper coins put me in mind of the Fontana di Trevi (Trevi fountain) in Rome… I actually tossed a coin in that fountain so legend has it i’ll have to go back sometime..
    *am pleased you’ve joined the blog friends group too…


    1. Thank you! I would love to visit a famous fountain such as the one you mentioned. You will indeed have to return there one day. I am very much looking forward to the group interaction. Good to see you her again.


  4. Very beautiful poem,
    Loved it!

    Wish I could write as beautifully as you! 🙂
    I have only been blogging since October, 2013
    I wasn’t sure what I was getting into,,lol
    But I reall enjoy it,and thhe best pare of it is meeting and making. new friends!
    Have a great day,and Happy Blogging!


    1. Thank you so much. I am glad you liked the poem. I have only been blogging for a year this month. I began when we lived in Costa Rica as a way to share my life with family and friends back home. I love the diverse people I have met from all over the country and the world! So nice to meet you as well.


      1. woww! Costa Rica!!
        Great photo opps. there I cab imagine!
        I haver been out of the US,except for Viet Nam,,,lol
        And it is very nice meeting you,and reading your works,I think they are great,
        And I willl be visiting again soon,drop in and visit mine any time,I don’t post regulary,just on whims,,lol

        Later! my friend


    1. Hi, and thanks for visiting. Yes, the piece was done in watercolor and graphite. I also use colored pencil and pen for fine detail in some instances. No hard, fast rules for me, Im afraid. 🙂
      I am so glad you liked the poem as well. It came to me when I looked at the painting again. My boys always loved to feed the koi and there was a pond in the nursing home where my mother-in-law lived the last few years. She loved them. I like your blog as well.


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