Some people have fairies and pixies
With whom they share wishes and vows,
But down at the end of my garden
I just have a herd of pink cows.

And no, I’ve not been at the bottle,
They’re not pink pachyderms just for me…
But on every clear night through the summer
They are there, plain for all eyes to see.

They must be quite magical creatures…
For by day they are just black and white,
But just watch as the sun gets to setting
And they will transform in the light.

The dog’s none too happy to see them
And could well live without them, she says.
But I love watching their transformation
As they bathe in the sun’s dying rays.

Now as fairies and pixies are tiny,
And leprechauns grant pots of gold,
Just how big a wish could they offer?
I could ask, but that might be too bold.

I could ask that they might change their diet,
And give a real treat to my nose,
If the grass they have munched on at one end
Came out again smelling of rose.

But perhaps my wish’s already granted,
For not everyone’s lucky to see
A herd of pink cows in their garden…
And everyday magic for free.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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46 Responses to Wishes…

  1. I just couldn’t find the words to introduce the reblog, Sue 🤗❤️🤗


  2. Erik says:

    I love this, Sue: full of wit and humor and, yes, something magical.

    While I love the visual aid offered in the picture and how it may have even inspired the poem, I got to envisioning this poem in a print-only book; and I think it would become a favorite of many, because of the curiosity, mental imagery and “puzzle solving” that would be required.

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  3. quiall says:

    What a lovely tale!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. willowdot21 says:

    One of life’s rate treats 💜💜


  5. Wonderful Sue! Now you have to buy some pink clothing for Ani, making her a pink cow. Lol
    Costumizing like Sarah (travelswithchoppy.wordpress.com) does with her favorite fourlegger. 😉
    Have a nice Sunday! Michael


  6. ksbeth says:

    i love this, sue. so whimsical!


  7. Pink cows, eh. Better than pink elephants I guess. Seriously, I think cows are great, such lovely eyes, but yeah, they do whiff a bit.


  8. Marcia says:

    I always enjoy your poetry, Sue, especially the ones that exemplify your wicked wit and humor, but you may have outdone yourself on this one. It’s a gem! 😀


  9. A poem to spark imagination and fantasy. I love this, Sue! 😊


  10. 😂 Love the change in diet lines. And the last lines are lovely. What a fun poem, Sue. Needed this on this not-so-fine Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing your whimsical wit.


  11. I love this, Sue! What a magical garden with your pink cows. Ha ha.


  12. Jennie says:



  13. Eliza Waters says:

    You truly have a gift for poetry, Sue, and humor most of all. 🙂


  14. dgkaye says:

    Loved this little magical story Sue. And the photo indeed looks like pink elephants! 🙂 Might be a great little children’s book? 🙂 ❤


  15. robbiecheadle says:

    How wonderful, as I said the other day how you see life depends on how you look at things.


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