I wanted all the money in the world
but I could not spend it or even give it away
Remember the monkey's paw
I wished to go back to the days when being a homemaker were valued
but I became a handmaid
He wanted to be the greatest musician who ever lived
and so he died
She wanted to be forever young
Remember Dorian Gray
Poetry form: free verse
I decided to link the concept of this prompt with literature.
The following are the narratives considered.
All the Money in the World - Bill Brittain
The Monkey's Paw - W.W.Jacobs
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Soul Music - Terry Pratchett
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - When Good Wishes Go Bad...