I Wish

I Wish

Kids didn't grow up so fast.
We always learned from the past.
And love would always last.

I wish; every Friday that came and went
Were followed Saturday by a special event.
Sunday nights wouldn't feel as bleak.
And Monday's blues didn't start the week.

I wish; life was fair.
God granted every victim's prayers.
And bullies got what was theirs.

I wish: Underdogs would always win.
We knew now what we didn't then.
And all mistakes were not a sin.

I wish; Spring's promise lasted all year.
Summer days were always clear.
Autumn's leaves were more than a trend.
And Winter storms were just pretend.

I wish; Thanksgiving helped us see.
No matter where we find ourselves.
How grateful we should be.

I wish; Christmas Eve would never end.
We didn't have to worry about what we spend.
And New Year's Day we could start again.

I wish; dogs would live, as long as we do.
Friendships were always true.
Grandparents never felt alone.
And everyone remembered to phone.

I wish; no one hungry was denied.
Cancer was beaten by all who tried.
We didn't have to say goodbye.
And our loved ones never died

© Richard Lawrence Belford

"The world makes sense to us because we die, not because we don't."

About the Author: Richard Lawrence Belford is an inspirational writer, a father of two daughters and the eldest of three sons who grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has been on a twenty plus year creative journey that’s not only allowed him to become well published, but also fueled his genuine desire to provide faith, comfort and hope to those in grief.

Richard is the author of It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later an inspirational book about life, love and loss whose parables honor the memory of those dear to our hearts. A parable is a symbolic short story that illustrates or teaches some truth, religious principle or moral lesson.

He invites you to follow him on Instagram and Twitter, like his Author’s Facebook Page or visit Facebook’s “It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later Support Group and join the increasing number of people who believe his book will inspire you to always try & say; “I’ll see you later, instead of goodbye!” Richard can be emailed at: or visit his website at: for further information.

Dec 9th 2020 Richard Lawrence Belford

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