Sunday, August 31, 2008

W is for Wishes

I'm almost done with this pass through the alphabet and thought it was time to do something extravagant. So I'm making Ten Wishes, even though I know you are only supposed get three.


There are not supposed to be rules with this, no guarantees or strings attached. Just wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive.

1. I wish I could meet in person the writer of every blog I read.

2. I wish that everyone believed in "peace now!" and really would "make love not war".

3. I wish that today was the day that Isaiah 2:4 came true.

4. I wish that everyone everywhere recognized the fundamental worth and dignity of every human being. If not that, then maybe everyone would recognize the simple truth that it costs less to feed, clothe and educate a person than it does to hunt them down in the desolate mountains of Asia and kill them.

5. I wish that we never again had to choose the lesser of two evils at the ballot box ... even if it meant granting us a "NONE OF THE ABOVE" option.

6. I wish that the same insurance and leave benefits granted to the President of a Corporation could be apportioned on a per hour worked basis to every single employee in the company. That way everyone who worked would have at least a portion of a retirement to build upon. Even part-time employees could have a shot at good health insurance. And working mothers could have the prospect of earning regular vacation and sick leave days so they wouldn't risk their less than 40 hours/week jobs because a child gets sick at school.

7. I wish that our education system did a better job of teaching and preparing young people. I wish that it didn't cost so much to go to the University or trade school or even community college.

8. I wish that more was done to protect our environment and the creatures that share it with us.

9. I wish that it wasn't considered quaint or worse to believe in God, Life, or the promises made in each of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. I also wish that the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness included the right to live with, love and even marry whoever you damned well pleased. I detest the elitism, arrogance and class warfare politics of the Left as much as I do the Right's condescension, holier than thou bigotry, and refusal to recognize that the working class needs protection from the excesses that are inherent in the capitalist system. Speaking against one and not the other has no value, nor truth ... two sad characteristics shared by most of the talk format programming on AM radio.

10. Even with ten wishes, it's not enough. There is one love I wish for above all else, and this last, private wish is for Her.

She is beautiful from the inside out. She is clever, changeable, curious and quick. She has a magnetic energy and passion that runs so deep that it intimidates other people. She has an inner strength that nothing or no one can compete with. The power of a volcano is inside her body, and she has spent a lifetime perfecting the self control that chooses when to allow it to explode. Her heart beats with a zest for life, and there is my greatest treasure.

11 comments:

nebraska girl said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am having fun reading through your alphabet. I'll over look the fact that you're a Sooners fan a dn keep reading :)

Lavinia said...

Wow. Terrific wishes. I wish they could all come true! Your little ode to your special lady at the end is quite cryptic...but I'm sure that you and she know exactly how to figure it out...

Skeeter said...

Lavinia,

Had to make a small change in that last bit. I think this one is more reader friendly.

Nebraska Girl,

Thanks for visiting. Stop on by any old time at all! You're always welcome.

Thanks everybody,

Skeeter

Harshita said...

Skeeter,

One of the best posts I have come across...I loved it...simply loved it...

May all your wishes come true...

I am so proud I read you :) We hardly come across people who are deeply committed to their love,humanity and ofcourse the pain others go thru...

Take Care...and Get that Crimson Bandage off your hand soon... :) I mean Get well soon...

Cheers,
Harshita

Suzanne said...

Hi baby,

I love you. You know that. This post kills me. I know you know that too. And the love you have for your wife is more than beautiful. I think you are an amazing man my dear friend and I'm grateful you're in my life. I hope to meet you one day too. I'm confident we will. 2012 is the date selected and I hope we all look our best!!! Okay, let's start walkin'!

Thank's for the beautiful comment on my blog. Really. I love you too. And just so you know we're off to Paris, bring your wife and have a blast. I'm driving if you're game. I have a few other passengers, but the Mercedes is big and comfy and we'll be fine unless we meet a pretty car to rear end. Hey, not funny. I'm a good driver!!!!! One accident does not make me a monster.

Love you to bits.
XO

zirelda said...

What a wonderful post....

You truly are a man of heart. How awesome is that anyway?

CIELO said...

Hi sweet friend... I so enjoyed reading all your wishes! May the God of Isaiah be with your today and always...

pd: Hope you can participate in our Window Party this Friday...

cielo

Eva said...

Skeeter, you are so clearly a beautiful human being. And the poetry that was inspired by your one and only is majestic. What a wonderful list of wishes.

Sunshine said...

Skeeter,

It is you that has brought these wonderful things to light, and now it's your ray of sunshine. How would life have been if I hadn't met you? Finding the person that for many years was dormant within. Unconditional love during times when its needed most. You are my angel, because without you I don't know how to function anymore. When I'm in your arms, there's nothing that can harm me.

Please stay with me and love me forever!

Your Sunshine :-)

P.S. I just read T.S. Eliot, but will definitely have to read it again.

Leah said...

Beautiful, Skeeter, just lovely.

Katie said...

Great post