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Wishing Well


When I was a little boy, my grandma said to me,

Son you won’t find wishes growing on a candy apple tree.

They’re not up in the stars above, you’ll find them in yourself.

And when you do your wishing son, do your wishing well.


She said, “Don’t go wasting wishes, on things that you don’t need.

Candy toys and money’s just another name for greed.

Spend your wishes wisely, on happiness and health.

Save one back for true love, and do your wishing well.”


“Remember Son there’s folks out there less fortunate than you.

Maybe when your able, you can help their dreams come true.

Don’t be mean and nasty, but be kind to yourself.

And when you do your wishing son, do your wishing well.”


Now many years have come and gone since grandma passed away.

But the wisdom that she left me, oh it still stands true today.

I hope someday my kids will find, somewhere down the line.

The memories grandma had me plant, in their little minds.


‘Cause When I was a little boy, my grandma said to me;

Son you won’t find wishes growing on a candy-apple tree.

They aren’t up in the stars above, you’ll find them in yourself.

And when you do your wishing son, do your wishing well.


© 1989 by ~Francis (Frank) H. Peters~

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