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The Joy of Stipulations

Thank you, WordPress, for three wishes,
I think that is just the thing.
But, I’ll add some stipulations,
Making it more limiting —

First of all, no pageant answers:
No end hunger, no world peace.
Secondly, no request “metas”
Just three wishes, no increase.

Thirdly, none to help out others,
Friends or family, old or new;
Fourth and last, I cannot wish for
Things that only God could do.

All of this, I did with purpose.
Setting boundaries realizing
That my wishes must be selfish,
Real, not self-aggrandizing.

One: how ’bout a life’s supplying
Of Five Hour Energy?
I’ve one helping ev’ry morning,
It’s been very good to me.

Two: I’d like to see a home game
Of the great Celtic FC:
I have never been to see one,
It sounds like the place to be.

Finally, and most emphatic,
I would like a Steinway grand:
(Grand piano, if you don’t know)
That would be my last demand.

So, WordPress, I am now waiting –
Caffeine free, football deprived –
For my brand new honking Steinway,
Which has not (as yet) arrived.

But I’m sure this is a mix-up
That I’m waiting for this prize:
This can’t all be academic,
Just some sort of exercise

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A Daily Prompt post.

2 thoughts on “The Joy of Stipulations

  1. “Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?” …..I agree on ruling out what everyone wishes for and which is impossible. More interesting to hear what else everyone wants!!!

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