Frequently I’ve Wished
By Lance Landall
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Frequently I’ve Wished
By Lance Landall

Very frequently I’ve wished, that I were someone wealthy,
Yes, a multi-millionaire, whose income remained healthy.
However, not for my sake, for there’re many folk out there,
Whose burdens could be lifted, if I had such wealth to share.

Such wealth I wouldn’t parade, like many well-off folk do,
For I think that’s rather cruel, given, what some are going through.
’Though a home I do not have, just a humble one I’d buy,
Lest the mansion I purchased, someone’s prayer request deny.

I would buy my family, needy things they’ve gone without,
And some pleasures they’ve not known, my family I’d shout.
But ’midst all I’d do for them, I certainly wouldn’t forget,
Others far less fortunate, fighting hardship, ill health, or debt.

I’d seek out those who’re burdened, with hardship or failing health,
And dispense unanimously, and generously, my wealth.
I’d live a humble lifestyle, to ensure more people got
Whatever solved their problem, or at least, helped them a lot.

Each week I’d withdraw money, for my family and I,
But just enough for our needs, or, what we could truly justify.
By acting in this manner, I’d have even more to give,
Any who are needy, like the starving, who’ve a right to live.

Personally, I think it’s sad, that money’s wrongly spent,
On things that are not needed, while others, their lot lament.
Many folk are suffering, and through no fault of their own,
While others live palatially, like some king upon a throne.

Very frequently I’ve wished, that I were someone wealthy,
Yes, a multi-millionaire, whose income remained healthy.
For then I would have the chance, to help thousands via my wealth,
Who each day throughout the year, suffer hardship or ill health. 

 

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