Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wishful Thinking

Star light, star bright, 
The first star I see tonight; 
I wish I may, I wish I might, 
Have the wish I wish tonight.
(Nursery Rhyme –late 19th century)

We are wishful, hopeful people.  There’s no denying it.  If you’ve ever made a wish when blowing out your birthday candles or crossed your fingers in the hopes that something good will happen, then you believe in the possibility of magical things happening.  And isn’t that wonderful?   

Wishful Thinking

I found a four leaf clover

And made a little wish,

I plucked it from the garden

And saved it in a dish,

A penny on the sidewalk,

A shiny copper find,

I put it in my pocket

And made a wish so fine,

My birthday came last Tuesday,

The candles blazed so bright,

I blew them out and made a wish

For all things good and right,

A storm blew in on Wednesday,

And then the sun came out,

A rainbow arched across the sky,

I wished for those without,

A falling star on Sunday

Streaked with glowing light,

I made a wish for you and yours

To have a peaceful night,

Make a wish most any time,

Make it good and true,

Wish for all of those you love,

And they will wish for you.


  1. This is a very soothing poem to read. It's been a hectic week. Thank you!

  2. Libby, I'm glad you found it restful. A break from hectic is a good thing.

  3. Thanks, Annie. Glad you enjoyed it.