1. Wishing Well

From the recording Singing Through the Night



By Ros Schwartz © 2005

What’s the point of wishing when my wishes don’t get answered?
Wasting all my pennies in the empty Wishing Well ...
Won’t be disappointed if I don’t have expectations
Won’t regret the endings of the stories I don’t tell

But something comes from nothing
Though it may take time to find it
And even disappointment has a useful role to play
For everyone has stories of success that follows failure
As sunrise follows sunset in the turning of the day

If every wish was granted, life would yield no surprises
If we succeed the first time - there’s no chance to try again
Your “yes” would hold no meaning if it was your only answer
And pleasure’s that much sweeter when I’ve faced the risk of pain

The stories that I write will sometimes have unhappy endings
But the ones that I'll regret the most are those that I don't tell
And when I wish - I know not all my wishes will be granted
But each coin’s worth the toss … into that waiting Wishing Well