Today, when the phone rings,
I'd like it to be good news.
A wedding, a baby, a small success,
A new love affair, a long-awaited kiss.
I want to hear about joy.
Today, after school-time,
I'd like to celebrate
A race won, a game played,
A story that captured the imagination.
I want to be told about fun.
Today, as work ends,
I'd like to see a smile.
The triumph of a job completed,
Recognition earned and justly given.
I want to share laughter.
Today, for just one day,
I don't want to deal with anyone's pain.