Falling star

Last night I wished upon a star
falling, passing near
And with such joy and pain I wished
I felt the star must hear
I wished for wisdom, joy and love
for peace and justice fair
I wished for all men brothers
and for laughter in the air
I wished a world where dreams come true
Where nightmares disappear
A world where all men live as one
A world that has no fear
But as it passed on overhead
I heard its engines drone
and all my wishes scattered far
And left me there, alone