Genie

They wish for riches to bring happiness
Some want power or love in their fate
But I know for me
I’ll never be free
So alone in my lantern I wait

They use me without thought or feeling
With me they don’t try to relate
Using me thrice
To win a roll of the dice
Then alone in my lantern I wait

They don’t ask me how I am doing
I’m a slave that they helped create
They make their demands
Then put out their hands
And alone in my lantern I wait

For myself I cannot grant wishes
A torture that just one would abate
I’d wish for the skies
With a star for my eyes
Yet alone in my lantern I wait

This lantern forever my prison
Freedom is not in my fate
I’ll not feel the sun
For no genie will come
So alone in my lantern I wait