My Wish for You

For wishes strewn like rags on fire,

For flames that scorch your heart’s desire,

For the evil, wretched, wicked dread,

For the ceaseless pounding in your head,

For every night you could not sleep,

For every tear you dared not weep,

For each cannot, and should not, and hatred you’ve bled,

I wish you hope, and love, and peace instead.