‘at one, i wished for strength, as i took my first proper steps,
at two, i wished for my mother, as without her i had wept.
at three, i went to pre-school, and i wish i hadn’t cried even more,
then i wished for more intelligence, as i began to read at four.
at five, i wished for friendship, as i made many with such great bonds,
at six, i wished for pencils, as my love for writing was so strong.
at seven, i wished to meet iCarly, (i still haven’t up-to-date,)
and i wished for a better voice, as i learned my love for music at eight.
at nine, i wished to find my self-written book; something my teacher had lost,
at ten, i wished for wisdom, as a double-digit age i had just crossed.
at eleven, i wished for success, with class president already being swell,
and i wished to travel more, after experiences abroad at twelve.
at thirteen, i wished for acceptance, with clubs and musically,
at fourteen, i wished for more time spent with my university-bound brother (Ali).
at fifteen, i wished for nothing, i thought i saw everything that needed to be seen,
but then comes along my opportunity to wish for something at sixteen.
so i wish for a better life and living condition for all those suffering,
and i want to make sure this happens soon, and without any buffering.
i wish for less heartache in the world, and although that is hard to do,
it begins with less greed, less lying, more selflessness and more truth.
i wish for happiness to those around me, since they have given me the same,
i wish to make friends and family proud, which continues to be my aim.
now in total, these may be a lot, but all wishes add up to one, for you see,
i’d wish you could help make all my wishes come true along with me.’
-nida a. (2017)
it was nice reflecting on the past for this. 🙂 as for the future, if you’re interested and want to help me out with something for real, and for more information as to what i’m talking about right now, check out my sixteenth wish here 🙂