Monday, March 12, 2012

A song I wrote for my little girl, many years ago


My little girl came to me; she smiled at me and then
Said, "Mama, does a wishing well really work when you throw a penny in?"
I started to say, "No, my dear, these things are just pretend,
You get only what you work for.  That's what matters in the end."
And then I looked around me at the things that I hold dear:
I counted all my blessings and I held back a tear,
'Cause I never worked for all the things that mean the most to me!
I just hoped and dreamed and wished on stars,
That's how it all came to be.

Yes, I wished for your daddy, girl, before we ever met.
I wished on stars and rainbows, and I cannot forget
How I wished for you when you were just a gleam in your daddy's eye.
Yes, Darling, wishes do come true.  Keep wishing till you die.

The thing about this song is, it actually happened.  Oh, I changed the words so I could rhyme them, but my daughter really did ask me if wishing wells worked, and I did tell her no.  Then I thought about it for awhile and wrote the song.  


Joyce Rector said...

How beautiful.

Rachel said...


Donna said...


Rachel said...

That one makes me cry because I still wish on wishing wells, and falling stars. I'll keep on wishin', you keep on believing in me. Deal?

Donna said...

It's always worked for me.

Margaret said...

Beautiful!! sniff

Jon said...

It's truly beautiful. I love it! said...

Beautiful picture and poem.


A wonderful tribute to your daughter. The words of this song grab your heart and do not let go. So beautiful, Donna.

nerves05 said...

A mom and her daughter. There is nothing like it.

Lori said...

Love it!!