A Wish


Wish I were your pillow

To soak up all the tears

Listen to your secret fears

Dwell in your sweet embrace

Keep your head in place

Lie by you through the night

Awaiting the break of morning light

Be there within your hold

Keep your heart from cold

Wait for you to awake

And pull me again beneath your neck.

I’ll lift your head with my softness

Take your weight with gladness

Let you squeeze me tight

Be it from joy or fright

I’ll adjust to take the pressure

‘Cos you are my prized treasure.


…Wish I were your pillow

Give your head a place to rest

Away from the day’s craze

Let you turn me over

Till sweet sleep takes over

I won’t complain if you snore

As through the dream world you soar

Be there for you through the nights

Lie with you side by side

I’ll respond to your caresses

Offer succour and not stresses

I’ll listen silently

As I await your arms patiently

I won’t be in a hurry to sleep

‘Cos I long to have you in my keep

I’ll be there when you wake

‘Cos what we share is no fake!


Now I am your ‘Pillow’

I hear you murmur in your sleep

And at dawn you don’t utter a beep

I take the ‘punches’ when you are mad

And some more when you are glad

But that’s all there is to this one-sided love

I wish you would treat me like some trove

One to fall back on cos I’m dependable

One, who’s been there when you were incapable,

Altering my form to take your every turn

Waiting to be picked when in anger flung

Enjoying the bash with my friend during pillow fights

Wincing not as you held on too tight.

Were all these worth the trouble?

I ask myself every day you fumble

Now I wish you’d listen

…I’m still here and wishing

15 thoughts on “A Wish” by imaniking (@imaniking)

  1. Stop wishing
    and begin relishing
    for that which is desired
    can be gotten beyond measure…..NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    1. Some desires are better just left as wishes @innoalifa. Just one of them ‘mischievous’ wishes, you are not sure you want to come true in its totality. thanks for stopping by as always.

  2. Such a heavy duty we are laying on the pillow………..
    Like @innoalifa said….lets stop wishing.

    Beautiful real sincere poem

    1. @ufuomaotebele, let’s stop wishing jare…….. I know @Kwiksie knows how nice her poem is sha…………….

    2. @ufuomaotebele it was a sincere wish and like I said to @innoalifa some of these wishes are best left in that region o! Heavy duty, you got that right. LOL. Thank you for your sweet comment.

  3. Just talk to the babe and stop wishing and start doing.
    Very nice and delicate.

    1. I was a babe wishing o and not a guy @ameenaedrees I’m smiling. Thank you for your comment.

  4. Awww, so sweet. @imaniking
    Love the depth of feeling lying in the simplicity of that spoken…and the direct honesty of the speaker.
    Sadly though, if wishes were horses….

    1. You seem to understand the speaker very well. thanks @kwiksie now I’m blushing

      1. *smiles* I think blushing’s allowed jor.
        ‘Twas a nice read.

  5. This is Beautiful, nice poem miss

  6. Thank you @lakemacaulay your comment is appreciated.

  7. Owwwwww so sori, just assumed you’re a guy but wishing so much, you must have a crush on the guy and its sweet, I wish that your wish turns to reality.
    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

  8. LOL…you caught me.I was going to say “it was a babe :) ” I don’t want that crush to be fulfilled not now, not ever. But thanks for watching my back. :)) :) :) :)

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