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
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!