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Traveling along a concrete road
until the pavement turned to grass
and the grass turned to dirt.

Just when the land turned barren and bland
an abandoned park stood rusty and proud.

Little Jessica walked along that dirt path
not minding the hot sun
or how her backpack got heavier with every step.

When she finally reached
that abandoned park
Little Jessica played in the slide
and swung on the swings
that creaked with every rock.

She bored soon and left
that barren park
going to the one sign of life
besides herself.

A sorrowful tree, with no leaves left
stood near that abandoned park.
Little Jessica, feet scuffing the dirt
went to this poor alone tree.

From her backpack, Little Jessica
pulled paper upon paper out.

With bits of string and tiny fingers
Little Jessica attached every single strip of paper
to the branches of that leafless tree
as high and far as she could reach
until the dry branches could no longer be seen.

When she was done
Little Jessica surveyed her work,
proud of the job she had done.

Then she sat on the roots of the tree
grabbed a pen and paper,
and wrote something down in messy writing.

Once it was written, she stood
and looked at her tree
with happiness abound in her face.

Sticking her paper on the tree,
Little Jessica packed everything up
and left her leafless tree.

Behind her she left
her dry tree of paper
and a sign on it that said
in childish writing:

"The Wishing Tree"
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Codyn329 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cute I am a dummy! Meow :3 
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ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:typerhappy:
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Oilux Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
Lol.
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ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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DomoSushiLuver Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
aww that is the sweetest literature ever :D
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Oilux Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Writer
Teehee thanks. I loved writing this.
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DomoSushiLuver Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
it was really lovely and cute :D
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BrokenBottles27 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Writer
I love this!
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Oilux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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ballwon1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
........ Its That Good. XD
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Oilux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks.
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PensivePisces Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:0 this is so good :0
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Oilux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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ArandomMoon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love the imagery and mood. So hopeful...I really recommend this book called, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. There's a wishing tree in there too!!!
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Oilux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Writer
Really? I must check that out!
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ArandomMoon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Tell me what you think of it! The book is amazing with its originality!
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reflectionsinwater Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. There is that feeling that I feel so bad for her. Having to deal with this everyday while growing up.
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Oilux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Writer
It would be a heavy burden, to carry all those wishes, but I think she does a great job.
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nycterent Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Writer
What kind of critique are you looking for on this piece?
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Oilux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Writer
Well, if it flows correctly, if its good that she has a name (because most of the time in my poetry characters don't) and if there's anything I could work on.
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PeetathebreadMellark Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
This. Is. Amazing.
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Oilux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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PeetathebreadMellark Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome!
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Swajee Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Thats SO CUTEE!!!!!
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Oilux Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Writer
Lol thanks.
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