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A Wish

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2011

A Wish
(For Mother in Heaven)

by Mrs. W.F. Eberling

Tall hollyhocks are blooming beside my garden wall,
And as their blossoms wither and silently they fall,
I pray that up in Heaven, by your mansion, God has made
A row of crimson hollyhocks with blooms that never fade.

You used to touch our blossoms, while swift tears blinded me
As I thought of all earth’s beauty your blind eyes could not see;
But today my heart is singing, for I know beyond the skies
You are viewing Heaven’s glories with a pair of clear, new eyes.

They say there is no nightfall in that lovely unseen land,
But I hope God sends one sunset, and that at His command
There will be a golden, yellow dawn to start your eternal day,
And after that glad springtime, with one perpetual May.




  1. I really love this.

    Comment by Carol — August 16, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

  2. Oh, good! Me, too.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 16, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

  3. I love it, too.

    Comment by Maurine Ward — August 16, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

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