A Young Childs Wish

September 8, 2008
I wrote this for a prose and poetry presentation I preformed. All the misspellings are not done in error it was meant to paint a picture of just how a five year old would speak.Star light, Star bright,
First star I see tonight.
I wish I may I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight…
I wish that money did grow on trees
So that everyone could have a house.
I wish that everyone could live happily
From the president to a mouse.
I wish my daddy would tell me the truth
Why everyone is so sad-
‘Cause every time I ask for mommy
It seems to get him mad.
I wish everyone had food to eat
So no one will ever cry.
I wish you could help my Mommy…
They say she’s gonna die.
I wish I knew what ‘die’ meant.
I don’t think the doctors know.
‘Cause every time I visit her
They say that she can’t go.
I wish she could come home
‘Cause she can’t watch cartoons.
I miss her after school
When I play each afternoon.
Daddy’s good’n’all,
But I wish that Mommy was here.
‘Cause she knows I can’t go to sleep
Unless my Dooley’s near.
Dooley is my blanky,
But I left him with Mommy to sleep
So, he will make her feel better
For borrows not for keeps!
I wish you could help my family.
I have a dollar that I could pay!
It’s from my birthday money
I just turn’t five today….

– Tabitha Castillo




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