A Parent’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 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,