Allison M.

A crossdresser's thoughts on life, fashion, fabulousness, and (oh yeah) dressing up

Wishes in red and green


I’m definitely not a poet (and, yes, I know it), but seeing some examples of poetry, prose, and other freeform writing on WordPress (along with the urge to keep my writing urges satiated) have inspired me to try out some prose.  So, without any further adieu, here’s a little something that fits in with this season.  Any constructive criticism is appreciated (really).

Wishes in red and green

Standing in line
Making a wish
To make mine, this gift
That I’ve always wished for
But this something in red
Requires a lot of green

Children stand in line
Ready to tell wishes
That they want to come true
To a gentleman
Who wears something in red
But doesn’t require a lot of green

Oh, to be in that line
Oh, to be a kid again
Ready to tell all my wishes
That I want to come true

But my wishes of then
Are not what I wish now
Oh, to wish for something in red
Oh, to wish for something in green
But, oh, how I wish for more

So, old man in red
I wish for a lot of green
Maybe silver and gold
So that I don’t stay in the red

But it’s more than that, old man in red
I don’t just wish for green, silver, and gold
But also a job I can still call my own
And a place I can still call my home
With a closet big enough to live in
But I don’t have to stay put in
For I wish to show the world me
All of me

No, not everyone knows all of me
Even my family knows only one side of me
But I know they love me
And I always want them to love me
To unconditionally love me
Now, a year from now
And forevermore

Yes, I know, old man in red
I always wish for just those two things
What I long to have
And what I still have


Author: Allison M.

A part of the trans community ("cross-dresser" is the term that applies to me) who finds themselves much more expressive and somewhat more confident when presenting in a feminine persona. An admirer and supporter of those who are fashionable, fabulous, and friendly (LGBT or otherwise). Someone who tries to be witty and unique, but is not even remotely perverted or a pariah (I am a real human being, just like you). Using various writing styles on this blog to communicate thoughts and feelings concerning my life experiences, fashion sense, and the world at large (and maybe impressing my high school creative writing teacher who deservedly gave me middling grades).

3 thoughts on “Wishes in red and green

  1. Very good for your first attempt at poetry (I say poetry and not prose, because of the format, but then again it’s up to one’s interpretation)! Simple, but effective in its theme, and I do have to say the use of colors (red, green, silver, gold) definitely captured the joyous atmosphere of the winter holidays. Nothing beats a feel-good post like yours! Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to write more poems in the future- keep it up! 🙂

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    • Thank you for the review. 🙂 I don’t expect myself to suddenly churn out poems/poetry/prose/whatever left and right, but maybe there will be a thought or two that’ll come into my head that could be well suited to a rhyme. If not, that’s okay too.


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