Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight.
When I was young I used to climb up to the window ceil after my prayers and
make a wish on the first star I set eyes on. Now, these wishes were so
small and insignificant that they would always come true, thus making me
believe these things could really grant any wish. But over the years my
wishes and dreams got bigger. I resorted to shooting stars and throwing
every penny I had into a fountain. I grew older and I've learned that
wishes don't come true anymore. But now I have so many problems and
feelings that I'm hesitant to tell my friends about, forget telling my
parents or other adults. Over the past few months these problems have grown
and multiplied so much that I can't go a day without running outside and
crying, screaming to the sky as if it would be able to help me. No one
could help me. So now I'm desperate for help and I'm willing to give you
guys another chance. I've given you shooting stars, pennies, and eyelashes
a break for many years, so now I'm asking if you would grant this one wish.
I've thought long and hard about this one wish because I have so many
problems it would be impossible to solve just one. But I've finally chosen
on that I'm going to ask tonight.
I wish to go back to when everything was simple. Go back to when the
only thing that mattered was what time Mom would be home. When I was small
enough to climb in my Mom's lap and have her read me stories. Back when
boys had cooties and we believed friends would last forever. I'm old
enough now to honestly say that none of these things apply anymore. But I
just wish that I could go back to being so young and ignorant. I don't want
to take care of myself and I don't want to hate my parents. What I want is
to be little again. To walk along the beach at night with my family and
gasp at the moon's reflection in the ocean that seemed so big. To stand
outside with my grandfather and learn about the stars and the moon before
Dad came and picked me up on his way home from work. Please take me back
so I can finish lemonade stands with the neighborhood kids.
I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight..