You can wish upon a falling star
And even though it’s very far,
Wishing on a star, they say.
Will help your wish come true some day
You can toss a coin in a wishing well
Then say your wish to cast a spell
(Some folks believe their wish is granted
Since wishing wells can be enchanted.)
You can wish on a dandelion gone to seed
A white, puffy dandelion’s the kind you’ll need
You think of your wish as you blow off the fluff
Just one big breath is usually enough
To send your wish sailing off on the breeze
( I do hope that dandelions don’t make you sneeze.)
Of course, you know when your birthday arrives
That is a wonderful wish-making time
You think of your wish in the candles’ warm glow
Then take a deep breath, and 1, 2, 3, blow
As the candles go out, and the smoke twirls and twists
It’s holding and lifting and carrying your wish
Off to that place where desires are grown
Off to wish central, and the wish-raising zone
Where wishes are cared for, once they’ve been planted
Awaiting the time when they’re due to be granted.
Thanksgiving’s another good wish-making time.
Because turkeys have wishbones, which, after they’ve dried
You can use in a contest with someone like you
Who also is hoping a wish will come true
You just hold onto one end of the wishbone real tight
Your friend grabs the other for a tug-of-war fight.
Then you both pull real hard till the bone splits in two
The one with the biggest piece wins. That’s the rule.
But what do you do when November is past.
And your birthday was celebrated the month before last.
What can you do if no wishing well’s near
And it’s not yet the dandelion time of the year
You can still make a wish. It’s quite simple to do.
Just close your eyes tight for a second or two.
Pretend it’s the future, imagine you’re seeing
The wish that you longed for has come into being.
Hold onto that thought, don’t let it depart
Then carefully put it away in your heart
The experts on wishing things haven’t a doubt
That’s the best way for having a wish come about
And you’ll see before long that while wishbones are fun
And blowing out candles might get the job done
And though dandelions, wishing wells and stars are fine too
To have a wish thrive, well, that’s up to you
Cause the wish that is given a chance to succeed
The wish that is given just what it needs
The wish that is likely great joy to impart
Is the wish that’s been given a place in your heart.
~Lynn M. Duriga
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