Genie (Photo credit: KLuwak)

He’s quite a trickster genie
And his wishes hold a sting
So be careful with desires
Beware whiplashs they bring

You can have a sleek trim body
With your insides taken out
Or your touch can give you riches
But then food and wine’s a drought

If celebrity’s your yearning
To be favoured on the screen
You’ll become a flickering visual
With nothing left where you have been

You just wanting to be desired
Brings a stalker to your life
Or you crave a bit of drama
Meet a killer with his knife

So be careful of your wording
Give every wish a caveat
Or you’ll just be a poor mouse
For this playful, deadly cat

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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10 Responses to Genie

  1. So Genie’s have a dark side, never saw that on I Dream of Genie!!! Well written Helen and a lovely sense of foreboding.

  2. Hmm no Barbara Eden then? like the rhythm Helen …careful what you wish for I guess 🙂

  3. This poem is a lot of fun. 🙂

  4. Fantastic Helen I am much too superstitious to pray/wish, I just keep thinking I’d word it wrong and wreck everything

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