Beggars Would Ride

If wishes were horses beggars would ride
Prince Charming would come on the evening tide
Yet better than 1,000 wishes are prayers
Lifted in faith to a God who cares

One simple prayer brought Prince Charming to me
Thirty years later I look back and see
The wasted wishes that brought me naught
How prayer was the source of blessings I’ve got

So offer your wishes to the stars above
I’ll say my prayers to the great God of love
——–

Today is my 30th Anniversary. The prompt at dVerse Poets Pub was to write about wishes. Well, wishes never got me anything, but my husband’s prayer to meet a nice girl he could marry the night we met brought us together.

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28 responses to “Beggars Would Ride

  1. Happy Anniversary! I agree that prayer is the most powerful avenue for receiving good things. My hubby and I have been married for 43 years now.
    =)

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  2. Congratulations and happy anniversary. It will be 30 years for us next July.

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  3. Happy Anniversary to you both! Now I pray for my sons to “meet a nice girl” 😀

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  4. SMiLes.. the greaTest wishes
    and prayers the same for
    homeless Jesus’ i have met
    on the side of the road are simply
    to be fed and give/share love.. and as the
    raven flew
    there are
    still humans
    who gift the wish
    and prayer the same
    for food.. the essence is
    the light and truth where
    wishes and prayers are only
    forms for
    the essence
    of the greatest
    gifts of charity
    empathy and
    compassion that
    sees neither gentile..
    jew.. servant or free..
    woman or man no more..
    as wishes and prayers become
    essence of God’s of Nature’s higher
    potential in all of us.. now.. smiles.. all my wishes
    come true as i have 100% faith.. hope.. and belief..
    never less than luke hot.. per se.. noW more true..
    a wish
    that has
    no name
    my friend but
    God who lives within..
    where ye of little faith never ever exists now..
    where Happy anniversary is always now for
    brothers and sisters who share the root and vine
    of love
    same
    my friEnd..
    as essence of TrUth and liGht..
    but yes.. sure2.. Happy Anniversary in terms
    of numbers to both you and your husband too..:)

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  5. Amen. This is so true and so well and simply written. Happy anniversary, and thank you!

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  6. Happy Anniversary. Our prayers usually are our wishes. Love your poem.

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  7. The power of prayer indeed. And Happy Anniversary!! 🎉❤️

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  8. Such a wish……one from the genie. Nice one there.

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  9. wishing a Very Happy Anniversary Linda…May you always be happy…

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  10. I love this:

    “Well, wishes never got me anything, but my husband’s prayer to meet a nice girl he could marry the night we met brought us together.”

    Happy anniversary. 🙂

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  11. Just love it! A true love story–spiritually and maritally. Best wishes for your anniversary and many years ahead of you.

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  12. Love this! Happy Anniversary!

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  13. Congratulations to you both! Sending you wishes and prayers for many more years of happiness. I really enjoyed your poem. A good reminder of the power of prayer and I respect your feelings on wishes. Perhaps we can agree on the power of positive thinking, bringing good thoughts and deeds to life. 🙂

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  14. Happy Anniversary Linda 😀 Wonderful write ❤

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  15. happy anniversary, Linda! I’m so pleased you got your Prince Charming 😉

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  16. Happy anniversary! Very nice rhyme, and fun to read.

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  17. Happy Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. ❤

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  18. I love this, Linda. I do both. 😉

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  19. I love this poem. But you know, wishes aren’t always futile and sometimes the answer to prayer is no. Happy anniversary to you and to your beloved!

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  20. Oh I know this is were it would take you… but maybe if all wished for things of good it would be a tad bit better.

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