** The Three Wishes ** Poem by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

** The Three Wishes **

Rating: 3.5

Son, what will you do
If you are given three wishes from God?
The teacher stares at the 13 years old student
With a deep sigh
Adam’s tears roll back
His eyes as sharp as a razor blade
Glancing at Mr. Cool
Not a word spoken
He picks up his pen and starts to write
He folds up the written piece
And hand it over to the teacher
One condition applies
The teacher should read it when he got home
Adam is a gifted kid
Born with silver spoon in his mouth
The only son in a family of four
Before he goes to bed
With a deep breathe
Mr. Cool reads the note
My first wish
I want to be an orphan
I want to feel the suffering
I want to feel the painstaking
So that when I grow up
I’d know what hardship is
My second wish
I want to be blind
I want to feel the darkness
I want to feel the gloom
I want to feel the beauty of the world
Without looking
I want to feel the agony of the world
Without seeing
My third wish
I want to be the richest man on earth
I want to share my wealth with the poor
I want to help the homeless
The jobless
The education less
The family less
The loveless
If there is any fourth wish
I want the three wishes
Granted to me by God
Mr. Cool’s tears roll back
He goes to sleep
With a smile

Michelle Melody 10 January 2009

A very soppy poem I'm affraid it leaves me cold

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Carol Rhodes 25 January 2009

If this poem leaves someone 'cold', well, that person ain't got an ounce of awareness, feeling, compassion or love in his mind or heart. This writing of truth is hitting the nail on the head successfully with nothing more needed to make its mark. This is an easy insightful read into what we all need to think of, heed and act upon! Great write! Young boys and girls are sensitive and tuned-in today. They're are the 'Hope Generation'. My best, Carol

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Iain Mackay 15 May 2008

A very profound piece. I enjoyed reading it immensely.

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Kesav Easwaran 11 May 2008

Adam is a gifted kid...I agree with your statement a hundred times...a good presentation by you, Adam... nay, Sulaiman!

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Egi David Perdana 11 May 2008

but I think why you have a darkness, but it's great

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Mary Jean 22 September 2022

Good poem i love it very good poem lovely

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Ashish Goyal 15 August 2009

nice three wishes for the feelings and have a heart for others.

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Ted M 27 July 2009

An excellent poem, though just a wish.

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wise beautiful poem..excellent writing..

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Subroto Chatterjee 13 June 2009

Sweet dreams. Cheers. Subroto

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