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The Wish


I caught a little leprechaun,
quite wise and very old.
He said to me,"You have one wish,
would you like my pot of gold?"
"No thank you," was my quick reply,
"But how about another...
A gift that's truly precious
and esteemed above all others?"
He offered then some emeralds,
rubies, sapphires, pearls
and a host of other treasures
that would make your senses whirl!
As I rejected all his list
his bright eyes flashed with fire
and, angrily, he said to me:
"What is it you desire?"

I said:
"A rainbow's far more beautiful
than its supposed treasure
and the 'rainbow' that I'm wishing for
is priceless beyond measure.
"I'd like to have the dearest friends
a person ever had
to share in all the good times
and help me through the bad...
"To laugh and sing and joke with,
love and appreciate
as we live life's greatest adventure
that would certainly be great!"
"Oh, now I know you're daft!" he said
as he ran off with his pot...
"to waste your wish on something
you have already got!"

~ Author Unknown ~