A Wish for Comfort

Sometimes the storms in life become a little much and a port is needed to weather them.
That’s what this wish is for; a proof against pain, and anger, and sorrow.
Just like a real port, a good solid rock is needed to tie up to. Memories of joy, and contentment, and laughter are the strongest rocks around. The touch of a friend will tie you firmly to the docks of this wish.
To ward away the chill we’ll borrow the warmth from a well hugged teddy-bear.
To shelter you from the winds of harsh words we’ll capture your very first laugh and let it humble the gale.
To soothe the ache and pains caused by the storm we’ll take the very first kiss your mother used to make the ‘owie’ go away.
Time in any shelter can be wearying on the spirit with nothing to do, so we’ll take the dance of busy fingers and let it teach yours to dance too.
And when the rains come we’ll take from them and use our own tears to mix with yours that the sooner they may be over.
Bind it all with a thread from your favorite blanket and at last we can call it done.
It’s a simple wish to be sure, which is what makes it so powerful.
But be aware that the magic of friendship is just as powerful and will often be more than sufficient.

May luck and rainbows follow ye.

Alan Nelson
The Leprechaun Corp

This text is copywrited by Brad Colver, 1997

Questions and comments are welcome and may be directed to bradac at alaska dot net