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Sunday, April 04, 2010

A Tired Mother's Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,


I pray my sanity to keep.

For if some peace I do not find,

I'm pretty sure I'll lose my mind.



I pray I find a little quiet,

Far from the daily family riot.

May I lie back and not have to think

About what they're stuffing down the sink,



Or who they're with, or where they're at

And what they're doing to the cat.

I pray for time all to myself

(did something just fall off a shelf?)



To cuddle in my nice, soft bed

(Oh no, another goldfish--dead!)

Some silent moments for goodness sake

(Did I just hear a window break?)



And that I need not cook or clean

(well, I've got the right to dream)

Yes now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray my wits about me keep,

But as I look around I know,

I must have lost them long ago!

2 comments:

mary said...

Heheheh... Speaking of dead goldfish, I have the funniest story I'll have to tell you sometime. :-)

Lady Di said...

Haha.....only my BFF could come up with this...love it pal!