Perchance to Sleep

To Sleep


Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

But if I should die before I wake

I pray the Lord my —




I pray the Lord to reconsider

let me stay, so to say, intact

I have this book to surrender,

 a few close friends to contact

let them know my time is thinner


here Lord I have a short list

 some things I may have missed

don’t think I can finish

before I sleep unblemished


 would you, could you

find room for a delay

that you might consider

another day?


or two–

or maybe three

I have to trim a very large tree

I know asking for four is more

but I could fix a creak in this door


and then I have to explain to the wife

how I let her tropical fish, so adored

depart from this life–

 second thought, tonight is alright my Lord!

  • g.w

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