Friday, May 12, 2006

Mother's Prayer--by anonymous

I got this from a free paper that use to find it's way to my door twice a year, and it had jokes, adds, some other things, and this poem--which was originally titled parents prayer,
but I re-named it for
Mother's day:
A 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 you'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 moment for goodness sake
(Did I just hear a window break?)
And that I need not cook or clean
(Heck , 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!


JunieRose2005 said...

:) Very good!!


Nancy said...

Yep, I think a mom's version of "rest time" is different from many other people's version! ;-)

Thanks for your comment on the post about my grandmother. I tried to work in some back stories about her childhood -- her dad loved her, but did some strange things (tucked a piece of chocolate in her mouth at bedtime, causing her to lose all her teeth very young) and your grandmother's story reminded me of that. It's amazing the legacy of stories we are left with from our elders.

Janice said...

Hi Junie,

I liked it too. ;-)

Hi Nancy,

Yeah, I think so.

Her poor teeth. Yes, if they talked to us and told us stories about themselves. Then we should count ourselves very lucky indeed.


Merle said...

Hello Janice ~~ Thanks for that lovely poem which I have copied. Also thanks
for your words at my site.
Have a lovely Mother's Day on Sunday.
Take care, Merle.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Oh cool, enjoy. Your welcome, and you too.

Lady Jan~