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Good Night Prayer

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Good Night Prayer

"Now I lay me down to sleep,"
was not my childhood prayer.
I prayed that they would leave me be,
the ghosts and spirits there.

Now that I am old and sick,
I ponder my mistakes,
and now my prayer's a simpler one:
I pray that I won't wake.



©Danielle White

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  1. Date: 12/7/2009 5:17:00 AM
    Thank you so much. I'm so excited that my poem got featured. It's the first time. Thank you. -Elizabeth

  1. Date: 11/19/2009 9:30:00 AM
    Hope everything cool with you.... read this and its very down to earth, enjoy your day.

  1. Date: 11/17/2009 5:01:00 PM
    Danielle u have so much more to give in your lifetime so be uplifted ... we all care about u... special lady... the posting on my blog are NOT contests.. they are just projects to participate in if u want to have some fun... they are listed on each of the individual poets list of poems... Sara Kendrick ..my awesome thoughts ... HGarvey Daniel Esquire "Daffy Definitions" and Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen has something going to .. look at her list of poems.. to find ... luv Linda-Marie, PEPS"Sweetie"

  1. Date: 11/17/2009 10:25:00 AM
    I hope this is not true. Life is for living . I will say a prayer you. God Bless Phyl