Wish and Hope, Smile and Laugh

Wishes and hopes, smiles and laughs. The things that help to keep me on track.
I wish I knew more than I did yesterday.
I wish I had grown in so many ways.
I wish I was better than the man that I am.
I wish I could do all the things that I can.

I hope for the future and what it may bring.
I hope for the moments that make the day sing.
I hope for the light at the end of the tunnel.
I hope for more than my last stumble.

I smile at the songs that stir memories.
I smile at the author's well-written similes.
I smile at the puns and their double meanings.
I smile for the sun and it's faithful greeting.

I laugh at the moments of awkward and shy.
I laugh at the silliness that passes me by.
I laugh at the stars and their nightly wonder.
I laugh at myself for my stupid blunders.

I wish for more than the things that I am.
I hope for something that we'll all understand.
I smile at the thought of the long-awaited sun.
I laugh for the times of teasing and fun.

And I stay for the moments that have yet to be won.
Published: 3/7/2018
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